IGA stands with members of the South Asian community in the wake of a tragic event in Olathe, Kansas.
On February 22, 2017, Srinivas Khuchibhotla was shot dead by Adam W. Purinton, a white American who purportedly mistook a pair of Indian nationals for people from the Middle East.
Kuchibhotla was killed on spot and his friend, Alok Madasani, was injured. Ian Grillot, an American who tried to save the two men, was also shot.
The incident is under investigation as a hate crime, as Purinton is said to have yelled “get out of my country” and “terrorist” to his targets before the unprovoked assault.
Our local allies at Indivisible Westford will be hosting a vigil in memory of Khuchibhotla next Sunday, March 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 in the evening on Westford Town Commons.
Info and headcount registration for the vigil can be found at Eventbrite.
We will update this post if there are any changes.