Indian Ambassador to the United States, Navtej Sarna, has raised the issue of the recent attacks on Indian-origin people in the country, with the US State Department.
Sarna conveyed deep concerns to US authorities over the recent tragic incidents, which involve the shooting of Deep Rai, who is now out of danger, and the fatal attack targeting businessman Harnish Patel.
The two attacks came against the backdrop of last month's Kansas bar shooting, in which an Indian techie, Srinivas Kuchibhotla lost his life and another Indian was injured.
In both, the Kansas bar shooting and the attack on Deep Rai, the gunmen are reported to have yelled out statements asking them to return to their countries.
Ambassador Sarna, while taking up the issue, underlined the need to prevent such incidents and to protect the Indian community in the US.
The State Department, on behalf of the US government, expressed condolences over the incidents and assured that they are working with all agencies concerned to ensure speedy justice.