US Navy veteran who murdered Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla gets life imprisonment

US Navy veteran who killed Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in a racially motivated hate crime at a bar in Kansas City last year has been sentenced to life in prison.

Published: 05th May 2018 06:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th May 2018 06:22 AM   |  A+A-

Srinivas was tragically shot dead in a Kansas bar. (File | EPS)

By PTI

WASHINGTON: A US Navy veteran who killed Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in a racially motivated hate crime at a bar in Kansas City last year has been sentenced to life in prison.

In March this year, Adam Purinton, 52, had pleaded guilty to the charges of murdering Kuchibhotla.

He was charged with first-degree murder of Kuchibhotla, 32, and two counts of attempted first-degree murder in the shootings of his friend, Alok Madasani, and a bystander, who chased Purinton after he fled the Austin's Bar and Grill in Olathe city on February 22 last year.

Purinton, yelled, "Get out of my country," before shooting Kuchibhotla, who later died from injuries sustained in the attack.

A federal judge in Kansas yesterday sentenced Purinton to life in prison for the first-degree murder of Kuchibhotla and 165 months imprisonment for each of the other two murder charges.

Kuchibhotla is survived by his wife Sunayana Dumala, who welcomed the court's decision.

"Today's sentencing in the murder of my husband will not bring back my Srinu, but it sends a strong message that hate is never acceptable," Dumala said in a statement.

"I want to thank the District Attorney's office and the Olathe police for their efforts to bring this man to justice," she said.

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  • J.S.Acharya

    If only we had such a good police system?
    1 year ago reply
  • mani

    really great in one year the case has been booked and punishment given to the culprit. Will this happen in our country. Unless our laws are stringent we can not bring down murders.
    1 year ago reply
  • Raghu Chennai

    The last year murder case of Mr Srinivas has come to an end by giving life imprisonment to Mr Adam of US citizen who shouted while killing the Indian Engineer "Get out of my country "US is the largest Democracy inthe world ???? where as in ???????? India there is 3.2 crores cases are pending in SC alone Alas!! There is a coldwar going on between the Judiciary &the Government!!!
    1 year ago reply
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