A 21-year-old man from Jalandhar was shot dead, purportedly by robbers, in Jackson city of US on Tuesday morning, local time.
It is learnt that Sandeep Singh had gone to the US about three years ago. He was working in a store in Jackson, the capital city of USA’s Mississippi.
“A relative, Sharanjeet Singh, informed us about the incident,” said Sandeep’s father Balwinder Singh.
Balwinder, who is a head constable in Punjab police, said that Sandeep was returning from work along with a friend when some unidentified men attempted to loot their cash and mobile at gunpoint.”
His friend, however escaped safely and informed the police about the incident.
“Sandeep after handing over his 200 dollars and iPhone 7 to robbers immediately ran towards his car. The robbers then fired two bullets on him suspecting that Singh went to take his revolver from the car,” Balwinder said.
He said that in the US, most of the people carry a weapon in their cars for safety.
Sandip’s family said that he was hardworking boy and never wanted to put financial burden on the family. They said he was living in a rental accommodation, one kilometre away from his workplace, with two other Punjab residents.
Following the information of his death, a pall of gloom descended in the New Defence Colony of the Jalandhar, where his family resides.