Satwinder Singh, Bapu Surat Singh’s Son-in-Law, Murdered

Satwinder Singh, son-in-law of fasting protester Bapu Surat Singh has been stabbed to death under mysterious circumstances in Chicago, USA. On Monday, August 17th, 2015, Satwinder Singh was returning home from his gas station when he was attacked by unidentified killers in a parking lot near his home. The cause of the murder was likely not related to robbery.

Satwinder Singh

Satwinder Singh

 

Bapu Surat Singh

Bapu Surat Singh

UNITED SIKHS is actively searching for answers whilst working with the authorities to get to the bottom of this murder. We are in touch with the Community Relations Service of the United States Department of Justice, and will continue to post updates as more information is revealed. We urge the community to remain calm in this time of despair and stand in solidarity with the family.

Bapu Surat Singh has been on a hunger strike in Punjab, India since January 16th, 2015, calling for the release of Sikh political prisoners who have completed their sentences.

The Punjab administration has previously made several attempts to force Bapu Surat Singh into submission, and to end his peaceful hunger strike, including arresting him with no charges, and detaining his son Ravinder Jeet Singh under “preventative charges.”

Harman Kaur, daughter of Satwinder Singh, expresses her grief at her father’s passing:

 

Harman Kaur 1 Harman Kaur

 

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