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Efforts On To Repatriate Body Of Victim Killed In TX Mass Shooting

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Efforts On To Repatriate Body Of Victim Killed In TX Mass Shooting

DALLAS, TX (IANS) – Efforts are on to repatriate the mortal remains of the Indian engineer who was killed in a mass shooting at a mall in the US state of Texas on May 6, the Indian Consulate in Houston said.

The Consulate added that two more Indian nationals were injured during the mass shooting at the Allen Premium Outlets mall in Allen near Dallas.

Aishwarya Thatikonda, the 27-year-old engineer from Telangana, was among the nine victims.

“Consulate is facilitating the completion of requisite formalities with regard to mortal remains of the deceased. Two other Indian nationals have been injured in the tragic shooting incident,” the Consulate General of India in Houston tweeted on May 9.

“We are in constant touch with the local & hospital authorities, relatives of the injured, and community leaders. Consulate officials are in Dallas to render all possible assistance,” the CGI wrote in an update to its earlier tweet.

Expressing condolences, the CGI had said on May 8 that it is in touch with the family of the deceased as well as the local authorities and is closely monitoring the situation.

“Our officers are on the ground to render all possible assistance. We are closely monitoring the situation,” the CGI said.

Aishwarya was shopping with a friend when they were shot by gunman Mauricio Garcia, a 33-year-old who had served briefly in the US Army but was removed because of mental health problems.

He was shot dead by a law enforcement officer who was patrolling the area.

Gun laws are among the weakest in Texas.

The Republican-ruled state has seen some of the worst mass shootings recently, including the massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde last May, in which 19 students and two teachers were killed.

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  • She has a name headline writer!

    May 9, 2023
  • Well well more Innocent human dies every day anywhere in USA just due to having an Instrument in there possession and the one they use as target has nothing to do with Violence holder. It is shame that not a single politician including states ones have idea or program to slowly withdraw the instruments and a bullets goes in to the Guns. Ask first China to stop supplying these bullets.

    May 9, 2023
  • Perhaps someone takes the lead to establish a fund to assist the efforts.

    May 9, 2023
  • Sad to hear the news. However, sending corp to India is not appropriate when the victim has no financial means. Moreover, her ultimate goal was to live in USA, it would be wise that the body collected by the coroner and they dispose it without cost. No need to burden CGI as it has other pressing issues fo address. India should not be made a burial grounds for deceased Indians living/studying in USA.

    May 9, 2023
    • sharma, you are a mentally sick person and most selfish person I know off. Instead of showing some sympathy, you are writing such message. Can you tell us the pressing needs of CGI like feeding hungry people like you. She was working for 2 years and must have savings. Her dad is a district judge, so not a pauper. Burial in us also cost 1900 dollars. I do not know what you do for a living but can’t be higher than a clerk or a govt teacher. I hope they set up a fund and money would be easily raised. So please do not worry. Just take care of your brother,sister and parents.

      May 10, 2023
    • sharma, my wife and some of our friends who never knew anyone of them have cried for this tragedy. This is from famous poet mathili sharan gupta for you and your loved ones

      “inhe samaj neech kahta hai per hai bhi toh prani
      inme bhi jee or bhav hai kintu nahi vese vaani”

      May 10, 2023
  • for the korean kid ,over 1 and half million has been raised. For a group of 8 about 170000. please check gofund me allen mall

    May 10, 2023

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