WASHINGTON - The FBI and the Seattle city police in the US are asking for the public's help and have offered a reward for anyone providing any lead in the shooting of a Sikh man, who was told by an attacker to "go back to your own country". Police chief Ken Thomas released a sketch of the masked attacker during a press conference on Thursday. It may be difficult for anyone to recognise the shooter as most of his face was covered,
WASHINGTON - A Sikh man was arrested after he hit his daughter-in-law in the head with a hammer several times and killed her during an argument at the family's home in California's Suisun City, the police said. According to Suisun City police, Amarjit Singh, 63, confessed that he was upset with his daughter-in-law Shameena Bibi for being "disrespectful", the Los Angeles Times reported. The attack happened earlier this week and Singh told...
WASHINGTON - Members of the Indian community in the US have been alarmed by a video posted on an anti-immigration website, which shows Indian families relaxing in an Ohio park, while a man taking the video accuses them of stealing American jobs, the media reported. The video is titled "Welcome to Columbus Ohio Suburbs -- Let's Take a Walk to Indian Park" and was posed on SaveAmericanITJobs.com.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - Shanker Chhaganbahi Patel was sentenced March 3 to life in prison without the possibility of parole for orchestrating his wife Usha Patel’s brutal murder 25 years ago in San Dimas.In an interview with IJ, Manoj Patel, Usha’s brother when asked if justice had been served said, “It is a bittersweet moment.
NEW DELHI - The US embassy here on Sunday condemned the attack on a Sikh man who was injured in firing by a gunman in Washington. "Saddened by the shooting in Washington. Wishes for quick and full recovery. As @POTUS (President of the US) said, we condemn 'hate and evil in all its forms'," MaryKay Loss Carlson, Chargé d'Affaires at US Embassy, tweeted. The 39-year-old Sikh, who was hit in the arm,
NEW YORK - Days after the killing of an Indian engineer in an apparent hate crime, an Indian-origin businessman who was well-liked in his neighbourhood was shot dead outside his home in Lancaster, South Carolina, on Thursday night. Harnish Patel, 43, had closed his shop at 11.24 p.m. and barely 10 minutes later was shot dead outside his house, according to media reports. Patel's death comes two days after President Donald Trump...
WASHINGTON - An Indian-American man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for a multi-million dollar fraud scheme. Amit Chaudhry, 44, from Ashburn, Virginia, pleaded guilty on September 21 last year to identity theft, money laundering and visa fraud. "I never really dreamt of being a felon. This is going to haunt me for the rest of my life," Chaudhry said in Alexandria federal court on Thursday before being sentenced,
NEW YORK - An Indian-origin girl was racially abused by a stranger in a New York train while she was on way to work. A video of the incident is now going viral on social media. Ekta Desai, who stays in New York, posted a video on her Facebook profile that shows a man hurling racial slurs at her and another Asian woman on a train. The video is now going viral on the social media. "So this is something that happened while I was on my way...
WASHINGTON - The wife of slain Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla has publicly sought answers to what she perceived was a spread in American hate crimes as mourners held a vigil at a local church for the victims of the bar shooting in which her husband died. Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed and his colleague Alok Madasani was injured in an apparent hate crime, when Adam W. Purinton, a white who earlier served in the US Navy,
WASHINGTON - An Indian engineer was killed and another injured by an American who mistook them for "Middle Easterners" and yelled "Get out of my country" before shooting them at a bar. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed and Alok Madasani was injured when Adam W. Purinton, a white who earlier served in the US Navy, shot them at the Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe, Kansas state, on Wednesday night. Purinton reportedly got into an argument...