Hyderabad techie shot in Kansas restaurant, dies
The crime comes only a yr after one other Telugu techie, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, was killed at a Kansas bar in February 2017, about 41km away from the place Koppu was shot on Friday. Koppu had gone to the US two months in the past and was learning on the College of Missouri, Kansas.
Koppu’s household in Hyderabad has sought official affirmation on his demise. They got here to know in regards to the tragedy from different sources — together with Koppu’s buddies and US media — not Kansas police or the ministry of exterior affairs (MEA).
Based on Kansas native media report, the crime passed off round 7pm (native time) at J’s Fish and Rooster Market at 5412 Prospect Ave. Police are clueless about how the gunman escaped and have urged folks to supply clues or suggestions. A report within the Kansas Metropolis Star quoted Captain Lionel Colón of Kansas police saying that they haven’t any data on suspects or the motive of crime.
Earlier, police rushed to the scene and tried to resuscitate Koppu, however to no avail. The paper additionally quoted two individuals, Carl Bradley and Lemmie Dean, who have been inside a close-by motel, saying they’d heard 5 gunshots from the Kansas restaurant.
Koppu’s father Ok Rammohan approached the Hyderabad director common of police, looking for his assist to get official data from US authorities whether or not the sufferer within the restaurant was his son. The DGP directed the household to MEA officers. Koppu had graduated in laptop science from Vasavi Faculty of Engineering earlier than going to the US to pursue greater research. He did his education from Warangal.