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Funeral of Indian student killed in US performed at Telangana

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July 12, 2018 19:55


The funeral of an Indian student who was killed during an attempted robbery in Kansas City in the United States last week, took place at Warangal in Telangana today.
     
The mortal remains of Sharath Koppu arrived at the Rajiv Gandhi International airport in Hyderabad late last night. 

Former Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya and other leaders offered tributes to the slain student at the airport.
     
The body was taken to Koppu's residence at Kareemabad in Warangal from the airport, police sources said.
     
Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari and other leaders paid homage to the departed soul at Warangal.
     
According to authorities in Kansas,US, Koppu (25) was fatally shot during a suspected incident of robbery at a restaurant where he worked.
     
He died shortly after being taken to a hospital on Friday.
     
Kansas City police announced a USD 10,000 reward for information leading to the suspect and released a brief video of the suspect inside the restaurant moments before the shooting. -- PTI  

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