Received report on Indian shot dead in US: Sushma

Indo Asian News Service

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday said that she has received a report on the death of a 26-year-old Indian who was shot dead in the US.

"I have received a report on the shootout incident resulting in the tragic death of Indian national Vikram Jaryal in Washington State, US," Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet.

"On April 6 two miscreants entered the shop at 1.30 a.m. They snatched cash from (the) victim and shot on his chest. This resulted in his death," she said.

Jaryal had reached the US 25 days back and was working at a gas station of a family friend.

Speaking on the ongoing investigation, Sushma Swaraj said the Indian officials were coordinating with investigative agencies who "have got the CCTV footage and are in the process of apprehending the culprits".

"Our consulate in San Francisco is helping the family and following this up with the police authorities," she added.

--IANS

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