An Indian student, Dharampreet Singh Jassar was shot dead by four armed robbers at a grocery store in the US state of California.
Jassar was shot by one of the four robbers while they were leaving the service station after looting cash and goods. At this point officials suspect robbery was the motive and ruled out hate crime.
One of the four robbers who has been arrested was a person of Indian Origin, Armitraj Singh Athwal.
Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has confirmed that Indian Government was following up and tweeted:
I have received a detailed report on the unfortunate death of an Indian student Dharampreet Jasper in California. /1
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) November 16, 2017
Links to articles about the incident:
- 21-year-old Sikh student shot dead in US, Indian-origin man held for his murder
- 21-year-old Indian student shot dead by robbers at California grocery store
- External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj assures help to the family of an Indian student killed in US