ANAND: The family of a 39-year-old man from Anand district in Gujarat, who was shot dead in the USA in an attack, sought the Indian government’s help on Tuesday to get his body back.
“We request the Indian government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help us to bring back my brother’s dead body from the USA,” Kalpana Patel, sister of the deceased Sanjay Patel said.
Sanjay Vinubhai Patel (39), was killed by two unidentified gunmen at 7.30 pm (United States time) in New Haven city in Connecticut state yesterday.
Kalpana Patel said that her brother who worked as a clerk in a grocery stall was on the night shift when two gunmen shot him dead.
Victim’s brother Vipul Patel said that the Indian government must talk to their counterparts in the USA to stop such fatal attacks on Indians. “This time my brother was killed. Earlier three people from Gujarat including an elderly man was attacked in the USA.
The Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi should discuss this issue with the US authorities to stop such attacks against Gujaratis. But first of all, the government must help us get my brother’s body,” Vipul Patel said.
Sanjay had gone to the USA in 1998 and married a Gujarati girl called Bhavna last year, who is now six months pregnant with his first child, Vipul said.
Earlier, two incidents of attacks on Gujaratis occurred in the USA, where a Gujarati businessman Amit Patel was gunned down in January, while an elderly Gujarati man named Sureshbhai Patel was assaulted by the police in February, which had made him paralytic.