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Indian American youth shot dead in Washington

Source: PTI
June 19, 2009 13:37 IST
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A 26-year-old Indian origin youth working as a clerk in a convenience store was allegedly shot dead by robbers. Gurjeet Singh of Merriville, Indiana who worked in his uncle's gas station was shot dead by four armed robbers on June 14.

Community activists have expressed outrage over the senseless murder and "insensitive and shocking" behaviour of shoppers who made no effort to help him or call the police after the incident. "The perpetrators of this shocking and senseless murder of a member of our community must be apprehended and punished to the fullest extent of the law," said Dino Teppara, Director Government Relations, USAsian, an NGO.

Singh was in the store when four men approached the store, one of them shot him in the neck. While he lay dying, other shoppers continued to walk in and out of the store, the shop's surveillance video released by the police shows. The police are still looking for suspects.

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