Days after engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla was shot dead by a former navy veteran in Kansas, a group of non-resident Indians from Telangana has issued "tips" to avoid confrontation while living in the United States including not speaking English in public places and avoiding deserted places.
"Do not get into argument with others at public places.
Should someone be provoking you, avoid confronting and please leave the place immediately.
As much as we love talking in our mother tongue, it can often be misconstrued.
Please see if you can communicate in English in public places."
Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani were at a bar in Kansas on Wednesday when Adam W Purinton asked them if they were in the country illegally. After he was thrown out of the bar, Purinton returned and yelled "get out of my country". He shot dead Kuchibhotla and wounded Madasani.
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