Identified as Karunakar Karengle, the victim’s family is in Karimnagar, with his brother-in-law Mahesh writing on crowdfunding portal gofundme.com that Karengle was shot during a robbery at a Fairfield convenience store where he worked.
According to media reports from Ohio, Karunakar Karengle was working last Monday at a Jiffy Convenience Mart on Camelot Drive, off Dixie Highway, when two men came in with a firearm around 10 p.m., police said.
Karengle, was shot, and the armed robbers took some money and left. Fairfield Fire Department shifted Karengle to UC West Chester Hospital, where he died of his injuries on Friday.
Mahesh, who said he was writing on behalf of his sister Vijaya, and his nephew Aniket, a Class 12 student.
“My brother-in-law was a very hard working and considerate person. He was a loving husband and a devoted father. Due to various circumstances he incurred financial debt in India because of which he travelled to the U.S a few years ago to try and make enough money to clear his debt, support his family in India, give them a better life and especially for their only son’s education and future. He was working 7 days a week almost 12 hours a day to make ends meet,” he said.
“This unexpected and unforeseen incident made my brother-in-law a victim of crime and deprived abruptly his family a source of income which was and is sole basis of the future of my sister and her son. Although this gofundme project may never help them get over this irreversible loss of life but, it aims to help them recover a bit from sudden financial burdens.
This memorial fund will primarily help my sister who has been home-maker till date with funeral costs, pay for my nephew’s education, and hopefully provide a shimmer of hope in this grieving condition,” Mahesh wrote.
The campaign has so far raised $3,676 of a target of $50,000, with 63 persons chipping in.