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Kuchibhotla's widow invited to attend Trump's State of the

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Dumala, the wife of slain Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla, has been invited to attend US Donald Trump's maiden State of the Union address, a media report has said.

Dumala's husband, Kuchibhotla, was shot dead in a hate crime by an veteran at a bar in city last year.

Dumala, 32, fell out of status because her permission to reside in the US was tied to Kuchibhotla through marriage but she managed to regain her residency status.

She has been invited by Congressman to attend Trump's State of the Union address, an annual message presented by the US to a joint session of the

The State of the Union address will be held on January 30.

"She is a very powerful symbol of who the system is failing," Yoder was quoted as saying in the report.

"One of the reasons I have become so passionate about this immigration issue is that we need to send a message to the Indian community and other immigrant groups that we are a loving country that is welcome to all," said Yoder who is a member of the Congressional caucus on and Indian Americans.

Dumala said she now plans to travel to to observe the first death

She said she has been overwhelmed by the response from friends, families, neighbours and strangers.

"That answer was quick... it came like, 'You do belong here'," she said.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 10:00 IST