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Another NRI Killed in USA

The killing of Indian-origin engineer Srinivas Kuchobhotla last week and its aftereffects on the immigrants, especially Indians in the US haven’t sunk in yet and here comes the news of another Indian getting murdered.

As per media reports, Harnish Patel, an Indian-origin businessman was shot dead outside his store in Lancaster, South Carolina on late Thursday night. He reportedly closed his store at around 11.30 PM on that fateful night and was shot on his way home. Police reportedly found Patel dead from gunshot wounds just outside his house.

Local authorities said that Patel’s killing didn’t look like a hate crime. And, Media reported that there was a lot of anger among people in Lancaster over the death of Patel. He was described by the people of his community as a kind and friendly person. He was survived by his wife and an elementary school-going child.

Patel’s death came two days after President Donald Trump had condemned the killing of Srinivas Kuchibhotla as an act of “hatred and evilness”.

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