Khushpinder Singh (25), a villager from Bahadurpur in this district, is reported to have been shot to death by robbers in the US mid-western state of Indiana on Friday. An acquaintance broke the news to his family on Saturday morning.
Khushpinder’s father Satpal, an ex-serviceman, was told that his son had just opened his store when two black assailants opened fire on him, killing him on the spot, and fled after looting the shop. Satpal said Khushpinder had gone to the US in 2010 in search of better opportunities after school.
“He had opened a department store in the US in partnership with another Indian-origin man and had never reported any enmity with anyone. Robbery seems to be the only motive in his murder,” said Satpal.
He recalled that Khushpinder had called home two days ago to tell the family about his wellbeing. “It is difficult to believe that he is no more,” said Satpal, who lost his wife sometime ago.