Hate crime: Sushma Swaraj speaks to Indian envoy Navtej S Sarna over killing of Sikh man in US

Updated On : 08 May , 2017 , 11:03 AM
 Hate crime: Sushma Swaraj speaks to Indian envoy Navtej S Sarna over killing of Sikh man in US
Hate crime: Sushma Swaraj speaks to Indian envoy Navtej S Sarna over killing of Sikh man in US
New Delhi:

In the wake reports of killing of a Sikh man in a suspectedhate crime in country External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj has spoken to India ambassador in the US Navtej S Sarna regarding the issue.

"I have spoken to our Ambassador Mr.Navtej S.Sarna@IndianEmbassyUS. We are committed to help and protect allIndian citizens abroad," she tweeted tonight.

Her response came hours after Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh brought the incident of the killing of the Sikh man to Swaraj's notice.

"@SushmaSwaraj Another Sikh youth killed in suspected hate crime in US, seek your help to protect Sikhs living abroad (sic)," Singh tweeted.

In the recent incident of hate crime surfaced when the 32-year-old, Jagjeet Singh, a Nadala resident was stabbed to death by unidentified persons outside a grocery store at Modesto city in California, United States, on Friday.

The victim was a staffer at the commercial establishment.

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According to sources, Jagjeet – or Jagga – had been living with his sister and brother-in-law in Modesto ever since he left for the United States over a year ago. He is survived by his wife, Kuljeet Kaur, and two sons – Ishmeet Singh (9) and Dilpreet Singh (7) – who reside in Kapurthala. Jagjeet had three siblings – two younger sisters and an elder brother settled in France.

First Published : Monday, May 08, 2017 10:57 AM
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