Sources have stated that Sunayna Dumala, the wife of Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla who was shot dead in Kansas in a hate crime last week, has said that she will return to the US to fulfill his dream. Sunayna, who came here with the body of Srinivas, revealed this in a heart-wrenching Facebook post, which went viral on Wednesday.
Meanwhile Srinivas’s mother had said she will not allow her younger son Sai Kishore to return to the US, Sunayna is determined to resume life in Kansas where the couple had moved few years ago with dreams and built their house. She had said that 'This is my Srinu’s dream, and it is the least I could do for my Srinivas fulfill his dreams through my eyes and it is for this I have to come back to the USA".
Srinivas was on H1B visa while Sunayna was on H4 dependent visa. Her Facebook post assumes significance in the wake of reports that US authorities may not allow her to enter the country. Srinivas, 32, was killed and his friend Alok Madasani was injured when Adam Purinton, a white man who earlier served in the US Navy, shot them at the Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe, Kansas state, on February 22.
Srinivas and Alok were working as aviation programme managers at Garmin, an MNC. Meanwhile when recalling their meeting in 2006, long friendship and marriage in 2012, she wrote that Srinivas gave her the courage to pursue her dream of coming to the US and studying and this made her an independent, self-sufficient and strong woman.