External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday condoled the death of an Indian student during an attempted robbery in Kansas City in the U.S. and assured all required assistance to the family of the deceased.

According to authorities in Kansas, Sharath Koppu, who hails from Telangana, was fatally shot during a suspected incident of robbery at a restaurant where he worked. He died shortly after being taken to a hospital on Friday.

“My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. We will follow this up with the Police and provide all assistance to the family,” Ms. Swaraj tweeted.

“We have offered that in case a family member wishes to go to Kansas, we will facilitate the U.S. Visa,” she said in another tweet.

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