Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s Wife Asks If US Is the Same Country They Dreamt of in a Viral FB Post in Light of Kansas Shooting

Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed last week in Kansas after being targeted due to a racial motivation of the shooter. His wife Sunanya Dumala shared her thoughts after the death of her husband via Facebook.

In the viral post, Dumala questioned the dream of settling in America that every Indian has. She believes that a sense of belongingness for the immigrants is now lost and she questioned whether US is still the same country that they had dreamt of and whether it is still safe enough to raise children and families there.

Dumala brought Kuchibhotla’s body back to India this week to perform the last rites. She feels that the fight towards removing hatred from the minds of the people must continue. She also questioned the actions by the government to stop hate crimes. She asked what the criteria are to decide whether a person is good or bad. It’s not something you could answer by looking at the color of the skin. So, what actually decides that?

Kuchibhotla was a really optimistic person and Dumala drew inspiration from him when she said that they need to stop hatred and spread love.




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This post received more than 10,000 likes and about 5000 shares.

She could barely walk, but insisted on performing her husband’s funeral rituals. Since the news of the death of her husband last Wednesday, she has not slept. The funeral was held in Bachupally at their Spring Woods House on Tuesday.

Srinivas Kuchibhotla, aged 32, an Indian engineer, was shot dead and his colleague Alok Madasani, aged 32, was wounded at a bar in Kansas last Wednesday when Adam Purinton, a 51 year old gunman opened fire at them assuming they were Middle Eastern people. Ian Grillot, an American, was also wounded as he tried to stop the gunman. The FBI are investigating this incident as a hate crime.

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