A 37-year-old man from Hyderabad was stabbed to death in Atalanta city of Georgia State, USA.

Identified as Mohammed Arif Mohiuddin, 37, he hailed from New Road Chanchalguda, Hyderabad.

He used to run a grocery store after losing a job in an IT company due to the pandemic.

Police have arrested three persons in connection to his murder. Two of the accused are Indian citizens.

The last time, the victim he spoke with his wife was on November 2 morning. He told his wife that he will be home in 30 minutes. After he did not return, his wife called him, but there was no response.

"Through some friends, I came to know that my husband has been stabbed to death and the police have shifted his body to the hospital," said Mehnaz Fatima, his wife.

He was staying in Georgia for the last ten years. Before setting up the store, he was working as an engineer.

"After the lockdown, he lost his job. He opened his own grocery shop with a partner who is a resident of the US. The store business was doing well. His partner asked him to take over another shop which he refused. There is one more person who is still absconding. Police is not providing complete information as the case is still open," said Khaja Moizuddin, Arif's father in law.

He got married three years back. Ten months back he visited his family.

His wife has requested the Indian foreign minister Dr Subramanyam Jaishankar Minister to ask the consulate in Atlanta to enquire about his murder. She has also requested the US consulate in Hyderabad to provide her and Arif's father an emergency visa to attend his final rites.

Sumit Kumar Jha

Sumit Kumar Jha is currently a multimedia journalist with Newsmeter. An alumnus of Hyderabad Central University and Amity University, he has interned with The New Indian Express and CGNet Swara. Sumit has also worked with video production houses in Mumbai as an assistant director in shows like 21 Sarfrosh for Discovery Jeet. He is specialised in Video Production. He was also the contributor at PARI network. Hailing from rural Bihar has spent his childhood shifting from places and people. Growing up he felt the need to document the lives and dreams of rural India. A lover of visual storytelling goes around the cities to search for Stories. He primarily reports on civic, human interest and data stories.

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