India raises issue of attacks on Indian-origin people with US

The State Department, on behalf of the USA government, expressed condolences over the incidents and assured that they are working with all agencies concerned to ensure speedy justice.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke to her American counterpart, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

India has raised serious concerns with the United States over recent attacks on Indian origin people in the country after another incident of hate crime occurred in Kent, Washington.

Condoling the death of Harnish Patel, Swaraj said that the Indian counsul had reached Lancaster and met the victim's family. According to the reports, Deep was working on his bike outside his house around 8 PM while which a man covering his face with a mask turned up.

Ambassador Sarna, while taking up the issue, underlined the need to prevent such incidents and to protect the Indian community in the US. Indian Embassy in the US tweeted on Sunday.

Deep Rai, on the other hand, had been shot by a partially- masked gunman who shouted "go back to your own country".

Indian Embassy officials are in constant communication with local police officials in both the cases.

Patel, 43, was shot in Lancaster County, South Carolina.

39-year-old, Deep Rai, a Sikh man, was shot and wounded outside his house by a partially-masked gunman in the US who shouted "go back to your own country", in another suspected hate crime. The Consulate General of India has wished him a speedy recovery and assured every possible assistance.

  • Carolyn Briggs