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Mogamberry Rajan Kandasamy in South Africa has been sentenced to three life terms in prison for killing his wife and two kids with a maces. Kandasamy had initially pleaded not guilty, claiming that he had no memory of the attack. He had attacked the family after he learnt his wife wanted a divorce
An Indian-origin drug-addict 21-year-old in South Africa allegedly hacked his parents to death and lived with their decomposing bodies for a week in their house in Phoenix, north of Durban. "The youth was due to be sent to a drug rehabilitation centre by his mother," a neighbour said.
Indian-origin South African cartoonist Nanda Sooben, who often caricatures leading political figures, has been asked by the government to shut his design school, his supporters said. Sooben, whose work was lauded by Nelson Mandela, established the Centre for Fine Art, Animation and Design in 1994.
The White House has condemned the fatal attack on an Indian engineer in Kansas City last week by a US Navy veteran as "racially-motivated hatred".
"USA should respond to this incident. American President and people of America, they should come out openly to condemn such actions... and then take strongest action," Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu was quoted as saying by PTI.
The Telangana American Telugu Association (TATA) has advised the community to avoid communicating in Telugu in public places in the US. Srinivas Kuchibhotla (32), working at the Garmin headquarters in Olathe, was killed in the shooting at a restaurant in Kansas on Wednesday night.
Arguing that America's ties with India are important to ensure regional stability, a top Indian-American legal luminary has said that the US should treat New Delhi with respect, especially since it has "tough neighbours" like China and Pakistan.
Indians were relatively welcoming of Trump's victory, and many express admiration for his business empire and promised crackdown on terrorism. But even before Wednesday's shootings, that optimism had been diluted by fears that the United States might no longer welcome immigrants.
Hundreds of people, holding placards that called for peace and unity, took part in a prayer vigil in Kansas City and shouted, "We want peace"; "We love peace"; "Let us not leave our children"; "Unity is part of community, together we stand, divided we fall".
In a choked voice, Sunayana described how they came to the US around the same time about a decade ago, met online, and married in 2012 after a six-year courtship despite living in different cities and going to separate universities.
Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed and his colleague Alok Madasani was injured in an apparent hate crime, when Adam W Purinton, a white who earlier served in the US Navy, shot them at the Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe, Kansas state, earlier this week.
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Saturday ordered an enquiry into the allegations of manhandling and violence against women by Delhi Police personnel during protests at Delhi University's Ramjas College.
"He asked us what visa are we currently on and whether we are staying here illegally," Madasani said. Other customers present at the time of incident said that Purinton was tossing ethnic slurs at the two men and suggesting they did not belong in the United States.
The suspected gunman, US Navy veteran Adam Purinton, 51, has been charged with the premeditated murder in Olathe, just outside Kansas City, of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, and the attempted murder of Alok Madasani, also 32, as well as an American who tried to intervene.
Srinivas's wife Sunayana Dumala said she was concerned about shootings incidents in America and had doubted whether they should stay in the country, but her husband had assured her saying that "good things happen in America."
The External Affairs Ministry will make all arrangements to transport the mortal remains of techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla to Hyderabad, who was shot dead by an American in a crowded bar in Kansas City in an apparent hate crime incident.
Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, working at the Garmin headquarters in Olathe, was killed in the shooting on Wednesday night, while another Indian and his colleague Alok Madasani was critically injured and is battling for life at a local hospital.
A native of Gabat village in Gujarat, Ramesh Shah was also awarded the 'Pravasi Bharatiya Samman' last month in Bangalore for his over 40 years of contribution in spreading awareness about India around the world and working for welfare of the Indian community ever since he moved to the US in 1970.