The anxious family of 22-year-old Indian-American student Sunil Tripathi, who went missing on March 16, has issued a statement on social website expressing relief after he was vilified on social media sites today, saying he was one of the suspects in Boston Marathon blasts case.
Here is the full statement issued by the family:
A tremendous and painful amount of attention has been cast on our beloved Sunil Tripathi in the past twelve hours.
We have known unequivocally all along that neither individual suspected as responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings was Sunil.
We are grateful to all of you who have followed us on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit-supporting us over the recent hours.
Now more than ever our greatest strength comes from your enduring support. We thank all of you who have reached out to our family and ask that you continue to raise awareness and to help us find our gentle, loving, and thoughtful Sunil.