Kuchibotla killing: India denies issuing demarche to US

While responding to reports that India has registered a demarche to the US, the External Affairs Ministry spokesperson on Tuesday said that the US actions had "obviated the need for a demarche by the government on this matter"

Kuchibotla killing: India denies issuing demarche to US

The Indian government has appreciated the US' "proactive" response to the shooting of an Indian tech professional Srinivas Kuchibhotla in Kansas and ridiculed the reports of India doing a protest.

While responding to reports that India has registered a demarche to the US, the External Affairs Ministry spokesperson on Tuesday said that the US actions had "obviated the need for a demarche by the government on this matter". Kuchibotla killing is considered as a hate crime and evoked strong response from the Telugu community.


Gopal Baglay, the mEA spokesperson detailed the actions, including an assurance from the US to "investigate thoroughly and prosecute the case. This approach is reflected in the sentiments and assurances from senior most authorities of Kansas..."

The Indian statements and various protests made the Trump administration to react to the Kuchibotla killing, which came way after one week. "I don't want to get ahead of the law enforcement, but ... while the story is evolving, early reports out of Kansas are equally disturbing," Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer said.

Earlier, Spicer had denied any connection between the raucous comments of the Trump election campaign with the crime.