Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) has expressed deep sorrow over the death of a city based software engineer Srinivas Kuchibothla who was shot dead in a racial attack in Kansas City of Missouri, United States. A delegation of TITA led by its president Sundeep Kumar Makthala visited the family members of slain techie’s family in Bachupally area on Tuesday and expressed their condolences.
Condemning the attack Sundeep Makthala said that it would be a direct loss for the United States and direct stake holders there. He said, “For any IT company, skilled resources are the backbone and such attacks not only refrain these people to look for other options or destinations but also would be a great loss of US.”
This is not the first such attack on Indian origin IT employees or students and it seems to have become an order of the day in United States these days, he lamented. He wished that US administration take a serious note of such attacks on expatriates in the name of race or creed as early as possible. US government must strengthen the methods of protecting the lives and other interests of the expatriates from racial attacks, he demanded. Sundeep Makthala further advised the Indian origin students and employees to refrain from discussions and arguments with locals at common places like bars, restaurants and parks in order to avoid such confrontations.
He however expressed his happiness that despite all the hatred and circumstances created in US, there are people like Ian Grillot, an American, who risked his life while trying to save Srinivas and his friend.
TITA NRI Team delegation to felicitate Ion Grillot
Appreciating the efforts of US citizen Ian Grillot to save Indians from attacker Adam Purinton, TITA delegation would meet Ian Grillot and felicitate him for his brave act.
Sundeep Kumar Makthala said that despite of increased hate crimes all across US in recent days, there were people who believe in humanity and want it to thrive. He said that Ian Grillot’s intervention could save another person from being shot and this whole act has improved the faith in humanity.
“We must not only condemn and discourage any form of hate crimes, but we also need to appreciate and encourage those who believe in humanity and human cause”, said TITA Spokesperson Venkata Vanam.