The family of 26-year-old Mubeen Ahmed from Telangana, who was shot at by a unidentified individual in California five days back, has moved toward Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj for help. Mujeeb Ahmed, whose child keeps on being in “critical condition”, told to a news office, “We got a letter from the hospital in California where he is admitted. The local government is helping with the treatment, however there is nobody to take care of my child. I request Minister Sushma Swaraj to help us with the visa so we can take care of him.”
As per reports, he has undergone emergency surgeries. Ms Swaraj had yesterday tweeted that Mubeen Ahmed is out of danger now and New Delhi is following the case with the police in California.
“The victim Mubeen Ahmed works at a gas station. A shooter demanded cash from Mubeen and afterward fired at him… He is admitted in the Eden Medical Center CA. Fortunately Mubeen is currently out of risk. We are following up the case with the police,” Ms Swaraj said in a series of tweets.
Mr Ahmed, who is from Telangana’s Sangareddy district, moved to California in 2015 for a Master’s program.
“My son Mubeen went to the USA for higher studies. These sorts of occurrences are over and over occurring in the United States. It is unfortunate that it occurred with my son. We got to know about it a day after the incident. My child had gone to a general store where some individual shot at him,” he told to news agency.
Mubeen Ahmed’s uncle Syed Mehraj urged the central government to guarantee security of Indians abroad. “I ask for the foreign ministry to help my sibling’s family, so that they can visit Mubeen in the hospital,” he included.
This year a few incidents of hate crimes against Indian nationals in the US have been reported.
32-year-old engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla was murdered and his friend Alok Madasani was seriously harmed in a racial attack by 51-year old US Navy veteran Adam Purinton in February this year.
In March, an Indian-origin Sikh man was shot at outside his home in Washington state by a masked shooter who yelled “go back to your own nation”.