US: 27-year-old woman from Telangana dies in Texas shooting

9 May, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma

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An official said that a 27-year-old woman from Telangana's Ranga Reddy was among the eight people killed in a shooting at Allen Mall in Texas, US, on May 6.

An official said that a 27-year-old woman from Telangana’s Ranga Reddy was among the eight people killed in a shooting at Allen Mall in Texas, US, on May 6.

The deceased was identified as Aishwarya Thatikonda, the district judge’s daughter from Ranga Reddy. Aishwarya Thatikonda and seven other people were killed in a mass shooting in Texas. Aishwarya Thatikonda moved to the United States a few years ago to work as a project manager.

Speaking to the media, Rajireddy, Public Prosecutor, Ranga Reddy District Court said on Monday, “It is very unfortunate that the daughter of a district judge, Ranga Reddy, was killed.”
He urged the Indian government to coordinate with the US government to “ban” the gun culture in the Western country.

“Many are going to America for jobs but there is no social security. It’s very unfortunate that she went to buy groceries and was gunned down by miscreants. The Indian government should coordinate with the American government and ban the gun culture completely,” he said.

Aishwarya Thatikonda of McKinney was shopping with a friend at the Allen Premium Outlets in Dallas’ northern suburbs when a gunman opened fire, according to local reports cited by The New York Post. She was at the outlet mall with a friend when the shots were fired, according to WFAA, citing a family representative.

According to The New York Post, Aishwarya Thatikonda’s friend was injured but is in stable condition at the hospital. According to the news report, Thatikonda had been working in Dallas for over two years, according to her LinkedIn profile.

The mortal remains of Aishwarya Thatikonda, an Indian-origin citizen who was among the victims of the Texas Shootout, will be returned to India soon.

The Consulate General of India in Houston expressed condolences to the family of Aishwarya Thatikonda. It further said that they are in touch with the family of the deceased and the local authorities.

The Consulate General of India in Houston tweeted, “We express our deep condolences to the family of Ms. Aishwarya Thatikonda who died in the tragic shooting incident in Allen, Texas on May 6. We are in touch with the family of the deceased as well as the local authorities. Our officers are on the ground to render all possible assistance. We are closely monitoring the situation.”