VADODRA: A non-resident Indian (NRI) was on Saturday shot dead in the United States' North Carolina by unidentified assailants.
The victim who was identified as Akash Talati, 40, hailed from Gujarat's Anand town.
Talati reportedly used to run a motel on Fretwell Road in North Carolina. He was the only son of his parents residing at Sanket Residency on Anand-Lambhvel Road.
The horrifying incident took place in the wee hours on Saturday, at around 3.30 am, when some unidentified assailants barged inside the motel to carry out loot. It was when Talati tried to stop them, the assailants opened fire leaving him dead and three other employees injured.
Talati had moved to the US 10 years back after earning a bachelors degree from Sardar Patel University and his father Ramesh Talati is a former principal of Anand Arts College, said a media report.
Akash is survived by wife Mital, who is from Surat and an eight-year-old son Jay.