- India coordinating with US in the killing of an Indian man in Washington
- Vikram Jaryal, 26, was shot dead allegedly by two masked men at a store
- Sushma Swaraj: Indian consulate in San Francisco helping his family
Vikram Jaryal was shot dead allegedly by two masked armed robbers at a convenience store of a gas station. Mr Jaryal, who was from Hoshiarpur district in Punjab, worked as a clerk in the store. He was behind the counter when two people in masks came in and robbed the store. Police said Mr Jaryal handed the suspects money, but one of the suspects fired at him. Mr Jaryal was taken to the hospital where he later died.
I have received a report on the shootout incident resulting in the tragic death of Indian national Vikram Jaryal in Washington State USA./1Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) April 8, 2017
Ms Swaraj tweeted, "We are coordinating with the investigative agencies. They have got the CCTV footage and are in the process of apprehending the culprits."
Local police are looking for two men caught on surveillance camera leaving the store. "Somebody knows something. Somebody knows these people. The still photos show a very recognisable top that one of the suspects is wearing," Mike Bastinelli, Yakima Police Department said. "The shooter wore a black hoodie with patches of white on the back," he said.
Our consulate in San Francisco is helping the family and following this up with the Police authorities. /5Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) April 8, 2017
According to Ms Swaraj, Mr Jaryal had reached the US only 25 days back.
(With inputs from PTI)