The mother of an Indian engineer who was killed in an apparently racially motivated shooting in an American bar said she asked her son to come back to India if he felt threatened in the United States, but he said he was not in any danger.
Srinivas Kuchibhotla's mother wailed Tuesday as her son's body was cremated in his hometown of Hyderabad.
"I had asked him to return to India if he was feeling insecure there. But he used to say he was safe and secure," Parvatha Vardhini said.
Now she wants her younger son and his family to come home from the U.S. "I will not allow them to go back," she said. "My son had gone there in search of a better...