Kansas police have announced a reward of USD 10,000 for providing information about the suspect in regard to the robbery and murder of an Indian-origin student from Telangana, in the Kansas City.
The police released CCTV footage on their Twitter handle, where the suspected murderer can be seen.
"Looking for this suspect in the robbery & murder of 25-y.o. Sharath Kopuu at 5412 Prospect last night. Sharath was from India and is a student at UMKC. $10,000 reward for info leading to charges in this (& every KCMO murder)," the Police tweeted.
Sharath Koppu, a 26-year-old student from Telangana was killed after unknown persons opened fire at a restaurant in Kansas City.
Looking for this suspect in the robbery & murder of 25-y.o. Sharath Kopuu at 5412 Prospect last night. Sharath was from India and is a student at UMKC. $10,000 reward for info leading to charges in this (& every KCMO murder) https://t.co/qUxkcItwXf— Kansas City Police (@kcpolice) July 7, 2018
Mr Koppu was studying at the University of Missouri-Kansas City or UMKC.
The victim's cousin told ANI that a group of unidentified miscreants opened fire at a restaurant in Kansas, during which Mr Koppu received five bullet injuries.
Although Mr Koppu was immediately shifted to a hospital in the vicinity, his cousin said the victim succumbed to his injuries.
"My cousin (Sharath Koppu) moved to the USA in January this year, after he received a full scholarship to study at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Last night, we got to know that he was brutally killed by gunshots fired by unknown people around 8 pm (USA time). This is a very sad day for all of us," said the victim's cousin, Sandeep Vemulakonda.
Sandeep Vemulakonda urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to look into the matter and nab the culprit.
He also requested the Indian Embassy in the USA to send Mr Koppu's body to Hyderabad for the last rites.
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