The government will provide all help to the family of the Indian-American motel owner, who was shot dead in the US, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday.
Akash Talati, 40, was shot dead on Saturday during an exchange of gunfire between a man who had been escorted out of the club and a security guard, local police said.
Talati owned Knights Inn and Diamondz Gentlemen’s Club in Fayetteville city, North Carolina.
The Indian Embassy in the US has informed about the circumstances leading to the death of Talati, Swaraj said in a series of tweets.
“Indian Embassy in US has informed me of the circumstances leading to the death of Akash Talati, a US citizen of Indian origin,” Swaraj tweeted.
Indian Embassy in US has informed me of the circumstances leading to the death of Akash Talati, a US citizen of Indian origin. /1— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) November 12, 2017
“The deceased was shot by an assailant who was escorted out of his club. The security guard returned the fire and the assailant was also injured,” she said in another tweet.
“We are in touch with the family of the deceased and will provide them all help,” she added.
(With PTI inputs)