Sikh Youth Killed After Festival Celebration

March 28, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times,00050001.htm

On March 28, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "a young Sikh has been stabbed to death and two others injured in the heart of Washington DC after a late night party to celebrate the annual ‘Bhangra blowout’ festival. Ranjit Singh, 20, was knifed on Pennsylvania Avenue, just five blocks from the White House, in the early hours of Sunday. The other two, who tried to chase the assailant, have been hospitalised with slash injuries. Their identity has not been revealed. A $25,000 reward has been announced to trace the culprit, who was believed to be of either Hispanic or Indian ethnicity. It was the third killing of an Indian American in separate incidents over the past one week. In other incidents, an Indian doctor’s wife was allegedly stabbed to death by her own son in the Washington metro area, while an Indian motel owner was shot dead in New Jersey."