CINCINNATI, OH- A group of four Sikh family members were discovered shot to death inside an apartment complex in West Chester Township after a barrage of gunfire was heard from the building, authorities said April 29. Those killed included Hakikat Singh Panag, his wifeParamjit Kaur, his daughter Shalinder Kaur and sister in-law Amarjit Kaur. The bodies were found by Panag’s son- in-law who said he arrived at the apartment on...
WASHINGTON - An Indian man has been charged with two counts of kidnapping, assault and theft in the US after he drove off in a sexagenarian's car from outside a hospital with her two grandchildren inside the vehicle. Dalvir Singh, 24, a heroin addict, was taken into custody and charged with two counts of kidnapping, felonious assault for dragging Nita Coburn, 69 and grand theft, the Middletown Division of Police said in a statement.
NEW YORK - An African American Iraq War veteran intentionally ran down a family of Indian descent in California thinking they were Muslims, according to police. A 13-year-old girl identified as Dhriti was in coma and fighting for her life after the attack in Sunnyvale on Tuesday, police said on Friday according to Mercury News. The girl's father and 9-year-old brother, identified as Prakhar, were also hurt, according to police.
WASHINGTON - An Indian-origin physician in the US has been charged with conspiracy to unlawfully dispense controlled substances and commit healthcare fraud. Neurologist Anil Prasad, 62, of Mandeville, Louisiana, was charged with one count of prescribing controlled substances outside the course of professional practice for no legitimate purpose and one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud,
LONDON - Waking up from slumber, Facebook has said that the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) violated its guidelines by creating fake profiles on its platform tied to the University of Farmington -- a sham institution that left over 600 students, 90 per cent of them Indians, in detention. The Facebook profiles were allegedly created by the ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) division,
NEW YORK - An Indian national has been sentenced to eight years and eight months in prison for participating in an India-based call centre fraud in which operators impersonated US tax officials to extort money from Americans. Federal Judge Virginia Hernandez Covington, who sentenced Nishitkumar Patel on Monday in Tampa, Florida, also fined him $200,000 and ordered the forfeiture of cash and his Land Rover.
HYDERABAD - Former head of McKinsey & Company Rajat Gupta, who spent 19 month in a US jail on charges of insider trading, on Wednesday said he would like to work for the reforms in the US criminal justice and prison system. The management guru said through his experience, he saw the underbelly of US justice system and feels that much needs to be reformed in it. "There is lot of suffering, lot of unnecessary waste of human capital.
MELFORT - An Indian driver whose truck was involved in a crash that killed 16 people on an ice hockey team bus has been sentenced to eight years in prison, according to media reports.Jaskirat Singh Sidhu was sentenced on Friday by Saskatchewan Province Judge Inez Cardinal to eight years for each of those killed and five years for each of the 13 injured but she ordered that the prison terms run concurrently so he will face...
NEW YORK - A $3 million India-based tech support scam that defrauded hundreds of Americans and dented India's reputation has been busted with a conspirator in the scheme admitting his role in court, according to US officials. Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski said on Wednesday that Bishap Mittal, 24, admitted his guilt in the tech scam conspiracy before Magistrate Judge David S. Cayer of the federal court in Charlotte,
BAKERSFIELD, CA - A California Sikh woman Beant Kaur Dhillon is accused of drowning the newborn son of her teenage daughter and burying him in the backyard of the family’s home to “prevent family shame,” police said. The Bakersfield California reported that Dhillon’s 15-year-old daughter gave birth Nov. 12 in the bathroom of their home. Moments after the birth, the girl’s 23-year-old cousin took the baby from her arms.