In another incident of attack on minorities, a Sikh man named Terlok Singh has been stabbed to death at his store in the US state of New Jersey. This is the third incident targeting the minority Sikh community in the country in past three weeks.
Singh was discovered dead by his cousin on August 16 in his store with an apparent stab wound in the chest.
According to media reports, the Essex County Prosecutor’s office is calling the incident a homicide.
The motive behind the killing was not immediately known.
Singh is survived by his wife and children who live in India. He owned the store to support his family.
A Sikh community member tweets about this tragic killing incident, “this is the third attack on a Sikh in the last three weeks. So tired of all this sadness.”
According to a news report, Singh ran his store for at least six years and a neighbor said he should not have had to worry about being attacked in his workplace.
In a similar incident on August 6 California, 71-year-old Sahib Singh was brutally attacked by Tyrone McAllister and a juvenile when the elderly man went on a morning walk.