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47-year-old Sikh man shot dead in New Jersey in possible hate crime


Date: June 13, 2016

NEW YORK – On 30th May, a 47-year-old Sikh, who was a gas station owner, was shot dead in Newark, New Jersey. It is suspected that the incident is a hate crime.

According to the police, Davinder Singh was found unresponsive at the gas station and was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

He shifted from India to the U.S. almost 25 years back. He may be killed due to the reason that he was a Sikh and wore a turban, according to his son, Jatinder Singh. There was no conflict or fight, “I don’t know what else it could be other than a hate crime”. He further said that his father was “the best man I ever knew” and that the family was already concerned as he worked in Newark because of the high crime rate.

His son also told that once a robbery incident happened at the gas station and he fought back.

The shooting incident is under investigation by the Detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Task Force.

It is not yet clear in the report whether the case is being investigated as a hate crime or not.

News Source: www.indiawest.com

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Attorney James A. Abate practices Criminal Defense, DWI Defense, Business Litigation, Real Estate & Personal injury cases in Union County, New Jersey.