Karnal resident Maninder Singh Sahi was shot dead by an unidentified assailant at a grocery store in Los Angeles on Saturday. Maninder, 31, was married and had two kids. Hailing from Karnal, Maninder Sahi had arrived in the US less than six months ago. He had sought political asylum. Sahi was working at the 7-Eleven grocery store in Los Angeles County of California. He was the only bread owner of his family.
His relatives in the US said that he used to send money to his wife and two children back home. According to the Whittier police department, the incident took place at around 5:43 am on Saturday. The preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect had entered the store with a semi-automatic handgun with the intent to commit a robbery.
While releasing a picture of the suspect, the police said that the suspect fired the handgun killing the clerk for some unknown reasons. The police also stated that the suspect had escaped from the spot. There were two other customers inside the store, both of them were injured, the police added.
He added that the suspect had his face partially covered and was wearing a dark hoody with a gray hoody underneath. Meanwhile, Maninder’s brother has set up a GoFund page to raise money so that the body of the deceased could be taken back to India.
Maninder’s brother wrote on Go Fund Me page that Maninder left behind his parents, his wife and 2 small children, aged 5 and 9. He added that “I am seeking some assistance to help send his body back to India so his wife and kids can see him one last time.”