The Murder of Balbir Singh Sodhi

September 17, 2001

Source: The Associated Press

On September 17, 2001, The Associated Press reported that "Hundreds of Sikhs spent Sunday praying at their temple in Glen Avon [California] this time mourning the death of a fellow believer in Arizona. The temple's chairman was a relative of Balbir Singh Sodhi, 49, who was killed Saturday outside a gasoline station he owned in Mesa, Ariz. 'He has a turban and long beard like (Osama) bin Laden and he was killed, just for that,' Singh of Colton told the Riverside Press Enterprise."