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Punjab CM urges Sushma Swaraj to take up Punjab youth’s killing in US

Statesman News Service |

Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday expressed shock at the killing of a Punjab youth in the US.

He also requested Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to take up the matter at the highest level. “Shocked at the gruesome killing of Nawanshahr’s Dharampreet Singh in California. @SushmaSwaraj ji, request you to take up the issue at highest level with US authorities to ensure justice for the family,” Amarinder said in a tweet.

A resident of Khothran village of Banga in Nawanshahr ,  Dharampreet Singh Jasser, 21, had moved to the US in 2015.  He was shot dead allegedly by robbers at a grocery store where he worked, in Fresno city of California late on Tuesday night, local time.

In the US, Jasser stayed with his paternal grandparents who had settled there some years ago.  His parents, a sister and the rest of the family stay in Punjab.

Jasser worked part-time at a grocery store at a petrol pump. His family came to know about his death on Wednesday when his grandfather, Bhag Singh, called up.