Captain Amarinder seeks Sushma Swaraj help to protect Sikhs living abroad

Story By: Rajesh Sharma
Monday, May, 08 2017 - 17:58

Following the death of Sikh man who was stabbed to death in California on Friday, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought help from Sushma Swaraj to help and protect all Indian citizens, including Sikhs, living abroad.

 “SushmaSwaraj Another Sikh youth killed in suspected hate crime in US, seek your help to protect Sikhs living abroad,” the Chief Minister tweeted on Sunday.

The Thirty two-year-old Jagjeet Singh, a resident of Nadala village in Punjab, was killed by unidentified persons outside a grocery store at Modesto city in California, US. His family has alleged that his murder was a hate crime.

The victim, Jagjeet Singh, was a staffer at the commercial establishment, he left for the United States over a year ago. As per reports Jagjeet had refused to give a pack of cigarette to the customer who did not provide the mandated identity card for making the purchase. The customer returned 30 minutes later just before midnight, and stabbed him to death outside the shop.

The victim is survived by his wife and two sons who reside in Kapurthala.

The External Affairs Minister responding to the Chief Minister in her tweet said: “I have spoken to our Ambassador Navtej S Sarna Indian Embassy US. We are committed to helping and protecting all Indian citizens abroad.”


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