Indian-origin student shot dead in Illinois

Indian origin student shot dead in Illinois pardesi news 1516348327

The gun violence in the US recently finds its latest victim a 19-year old student of Indian-origin. The shooting comes amid growing attacks on Indians and Americans of Indian descent in recent months.

In an attempted robbery at Chicago’s Clark gas station in Dolton, the 19-year old Arshad Vahora was shot dead. The place is located 30 km from the city of Chicago. Arshad Vahora happened to be a native of Gujarat's Nadiad. The second victim of the incident a 55-year-old relative of Arshad, who also worked there, was injured severely. He was admitted to the Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in a critical condition.

According to the relatives of Arshad, who was studying at an American University, was working as a replacement for a family member at the convenience store and gas station when the robbery attempt took place.

The suspects escaped, and no one was arrested. Police have announced are ward of $12,000 for helping resolve the case. The growing attacks on Indians and Americans of Indian descent in recent months have become a rising concern for the Indians living in the US. On December 15, Karunakar Karengle was killed during a robbery by two hooded attackers in Ohio. Earlier, a 30-year-old Indian national pursuing his masters in Chicago has been seriously injured after he was shot in his right cheek by an unidentified assailant. Previously, a Sikh man was also shot in his arm in his driveway in Kent, Washington state, by a masked man who had told him go back to his "own country".

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