Sikh man stabbed to death in his store in US, third such incident in 3 weeks

Terlok Singh, a Sikh man 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 US within three weeks.

He is described as a very kind person, he was a married man and his children who live in India along with his wife. He owned the store to support his family. His family closed the store as a deeply-saddened community watched in horror. The news report said Singh ran his store for at least six years and a neighbour said he should not have had to worry about being attacked in his workplace.

Civil rights organisation the Sikh Coalition, expressed condolences to Singh’s family, friends and the local community. “We are deeply troubled by these two recent attacks and strongly encourage increased vigilance nationwide as we work to support the Central Valley, California community during this difficult time,” Sikh Coalition Legal Director Amrith Kaur had said.