Kansas shooting ‘hero’ Ian Grillot invited to India

The US man who was shot while trying to intervene in a deadly gun attack on two Indians at a Kansas bar has been invited to visit India.

Ian Grillot, 24, has been widely praised as a hero by Indians, including foreign minister Sushma Swaraj.

On Thursday he met with Indian diplomats who invited him to visit India when he is able to travel, the University of Kansas Hospital said.

“We will stand with you,” Houston-based consul general Anupam Roy said.

Mr Grillot, who was released from hospital on Tuesday, had said earlier in the week that he had always found India “interesting”.

“I think I’ve found myself a good reason to go there now,” Indian newspaper the Hindustan Times quoted him as saying.

He was at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kansas on 22 February when suspected gunman Adam Purinton allegedly yelled “get out of my country” and opened fire at two Indian engineers, Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani.

Mr Kuchibhotla, 32, died, while Mr Madasani, also 32, was injured.



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