Olathe, Kansas -- Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Seated in front of a shrine built by her late husband Srinivas Kuchibhotla, Sunayana Dumala prepares to pray with her mother Varalakshmi. Dumala admits that she has struggled with her faith since the death of her husband Srinivas Kuchibhotla, but she has started to return to prayer and worship.
Dumala and Kuchibhotla came from different castes in India, and while they normally would not have been paired together, "ours was a love marriage," she said.
Kuchibhotla was murdered three months prior while having an after-work drink with colleagues. After being kicked out of a bar for directing ethnic slurs at Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani, too immigrants from India, Adam Purinton returned to shoot them.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times