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Man used racial slurs before shoots dead Hyderabad engineer in US bar

Man used racial slurs before shoots dead Hyderabad engineer in US bar :- Olathe (Kansas): On Thursday, a bartender at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kansas, said that Adam Purinton, 51, used racial slurs before he started shooting on Wednesday night as patrons were watching the University of Kansas-TCU basketball game on television.

An Indian citizen – Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, from Hyderabad, died at the hospital. Alok Madasani, 32, and Ian Grillot, 24, were also hospitalised and are in stable condition,

A witness in the bar said that Grillot had stepped in and tried to stop the shooter. The Linked-in accounts for Kuchibhotla and Madasani say that they were engineers working at GPS-maker Garmin, who had studied in India.

Garret Bohnen who is a Bartender told the Kansas City Star that Kuchibhotla and Madasani stopped at Austins for a drink once or twice a week.

Bohnen said that from what I understand when he was throwing racial slurs at the two gentlemen, Ian stood up for them. We are all proud of him.

Steve Menke who is the chief of Olathe Police declined to comment on the reports of racial comments and said that they were working with the FBI to investigate all aspects of this horrific crime.

The police said that the accused – Purinton was taken into custody after midnight on Thursday morning at an Applebee’s about 70 miles to the south-east of Olathe in Clinton, Missouri.