Update: Reward Offered for Houston Arsonist in Fires Targeting Hindus

December 10, 2003

Source: KHOU News


On December 10, 2003 KHOU News in Houston reported that "federal and local investigators have doubled the reward for a serial arsonist suspected in at least 11 fires. All of the victims are of Indian or Middle Eastern descent. Three of their homes have been burned twice. The reward is now $10,000 for information leading to the suspect's arrest...

The most recent fire was set the day after Thanksgiving. A Fort Bend County investigator even came out in July to address temple members. 'We always believe our community is like one house, one family,' says Sarala Patel, VPSS Temple president. 'If something happens to someone, we all go together, stand shoulder to shoulder, helping one another.'"