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US lawyer wrongly calls murdered AP techie Sikh

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New York: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has erroneously referred to Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead in a hate crime at a suburban Kansas City bar last year, as Sikh.

A US Navy veteran was last week awarded three consecutive life terms on federal hate crime charges for killing Mr Kuchibhotla and wounding two others at a suburban Kansas City bar last year. Adam Purinton of Olathe shot and killed 32-year-old Mr Kuchibhotla, and injured two others, Indian national Alok Madasani and Kansas resident Ian Grillot, at Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe, Kansas, in Feb 2017.

Jeff Sessions, America’s top law enforcement official said this, addressing the Alliance Defending Freedom’s Summit on Religious Liberty on Aug 8, a day after Purinton was awarded th­ree consecutive life terms.