Balbir Singh Sodhi's Brother Shot in San Francisco

August 6, 2002

Source: India Abroad

On August 6, 2002, India Abroad reported that Sukhpal Singh Sodhi, "brother of Balbir Singh Sodhi, the first South Asian killed in the hate crimes following the September 11 attacks, was killed in San Francisco on Sunday... There is no evidence linking Sukhpal's killing to the hate crimes and he may have been the victim of a bullet intended for somebody else," according to police. However, "the Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force has urged the police to investigate the murder as a hate crime."