A 43-year-old clean-shaven Sikh was allegedly murdered by unidentified persons at Fresno in California, USA, on Thursday.
The miscreants allegedly killed Kashmir Singh in a bid to loot a convenience store, where he worked as a cashier.
He hailed from Patran town of Patiala district and had migrated to California in 1995.
As the news reached his hometown, a pal of gloom descended on the residence of his brother-in-law Harcharan Singh.
"Earlier, he worked as a truck driver. However, he changed his profession after recession and started working as cashier at a convenience store," said Harcharan Singh.
He said the assailants had allegedly thrashed Kashmir with iron rods, which proved fatal.
"He was a peace-loving person. He even helped his brothers and a sister to migrate to the USA. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter," he added.
SDM Gurpal Singh Chahal, who visited the grieved family, assured that the Punjab government through the ministry of external affairs would raise the matter to nab the accused involved in the murder.
It is the second such incident where a Punjabi has been killed in a bid to loot.
After the gurdwara shootout incident in which seven people were killed, Dalbir Singh, 56, was shot on August 13, while he was closing his store in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.