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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella condemns Kansas attack, calls it senseless

News Agencies | Updated on: 25 February 2017, 13:26 IST

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has condemned the 'senseless violence' in Kansas that claimed life of an Indian engineer and wounded another.

"There's no place for senseless violence & bigotry in our society. My heart is with the victims & families of the horrific shooting in Kansas," Nadella, who was born in India and later moved to the US, tweeted on Saturday.

Two Indian engineers- Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani- were shot in a Kansas bar after the shooter hurled racial slurs at them.

Kuchibhotla was killed, and Madasani was wounded, along with a 24-year-old man who had tried to apprehend the gunman, who fled.

The accused, Adam W. Purinton, a Navy Veteran has been charged with premeditated first-degree murder and two counts of attempted premeditated first-degree murder.

The possible hate crime has raised new alarms about a climate of hostility toward foreigners in the United States, where President Donald Trump has made clamping down on immigration a central plank of his "America first" agenda.

Meanwhile, the White House strongly rejected the notion that there might be any connection between the shooting and the new administration's sharp language about immigration.

Earlier, Nadella was also vocal against the controversial executive order on immigration and travel ban by President Trump.


First published: 25 February 2017, 13:26 IST