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A 30-year-old Indian student was shot dead in Alabama, United States, on July 24. The victim, identified as Neil Kumar, was working part-time at a gas station convenience store on Highway 10. Visuals from three CCTV cameras in the store show the assailant, dressed in black and face covered, pointing the gun at Neil.

One of the videos shows the assailant lurking in the parking lot for a while around 5:55 AM, five minutes before the store opened. In another CCTV footage that shows the entrance of the shop from the inside, the assailant is seen entering the store, pointing his gun at Kumar and robbing the store. 

The time stamp on the videos revealed that the assailant was in the store for less than a minute. Although the videos do not show any struggle, Kumar was killed almost immediately. Reports state that the arrested suspect has a criminal background. 

The murder shocked Brundidge with the sheriff telling the media, "It's been many, many, many years since Brundidge had a robbery/homicide."

Kumar was based in Kerala's Thrissur. He had gone to the US to pursue his Master's in Computer Science at the University of Troy in Brundidge, reported The News minute. He had been studying in the US for a year.

His parents Purushothaman Kumar and Seema and his sisters Neema and Natasha flew to Alabama for Neil's funeral.