USA on Sunday night gave the assurance to India of ensuring "speedy justice" to the Indian-American victims racial incidents. All state agencies will work towards giving an early solution to the problem.
Navtej Sarna India's Ambassador to the USA requested the State Department to give his deep concerns to the Government on the recent incidents involving Indian in Hate Crimes. He also said there is a need to prevent such incidents in the future and the Indian community is protected by the State agencies.
Regarding the recent case of Patel, the County sheriff is of the opinion that that it is not a hate crime but rather a criminal case of theft and intimidation.
Harnish Patel, 43, the owner of a convenience store in Lancaster County, South Carolina, was found dead of gunshot wounds in the front yard of his home on Thursday just days after an Indian engineer was killed in Kansas in a hate crime shooting that had sent shockwaves across the country.
Indian Embassy officials are in constant communication with local police officials in both the cases.
In the case of Patel, the County Sheriff has pointed out that this may not be a hate crime. "We will remain in touch with them," an Indian Embassy source said.