Washington: A 26-year-old Indian man who was working at a gas station in Washington was shot dead by miscreants on April 6, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj informs on Twitter.
In a series of tweets, Swaraj wrote:
‘I have received a report on the shootout incident resulting in the tragic death of Indian national Vikram Jaryal in Washington State USA.
‘The victim was only 26 years old and had reached US only 25 days back. He was working at the gas station of a family friend.
‘On 6 April two miscreants entered the shop at 1.30 am. They snatched cash from victim and shot on his chest. This resulted in his death.
‘We are coordinating with the investigative agencies. They have got the CCTV footage and are in the process of apprehending the culprits.
‘Our consulate in San Francisco is helping the family and following this up with the Police authorities.’
The incident is the latest in series of attacks on Indians, though it is not clear yet whether it was a hate crime.