A 21-year-old Indian student was shot dead allegedly by four armed robbers at a grocery store in United States. According to US police the incident occurred in Fresno city of California on Tuesday.
According to reports the deceased has been identified as 21-year-old Dharampreet Singh Jasser. At the time of the incident he was on duty at a grocery shop next to a gas station.
The police told the local media that the four armed robbers including an Indian-origin man barged in to loot the store. Jasser hid behind a cash counter but was shot dead by one of the robber while they were leaving after the looting spree.
Jasser is a from Punjab and was in United States from the last three years on student visa.
"Dharampreet was a completely innocent victim, just doing his job, when he was senselessly killed during this robbery," Madera Sheriff Jay Varney said.
Police have arrested one 22-year-old boy Amitraj Singh Athwal in connection to the loot and murder. He is believed to be one of the four suspects who looted the gas station and fired multiple shots one of which hit Jasser.
Shocked at the gruesome killing of Nawanshahr’s Dharampreet Singh in California. @SushmaSwaraj ji, request to you to take up the issue at highest levels with US authorities to ensure justice for the family.— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) November 16, 2017
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh tweeted, “Shocked at the gruesome killing of Nawanshahr’s Dharampreet Singh in California. @SushmaSwaraj ji, request to you to take up the issue at highest levels with US authorities to ensure justice for the family.