November 27, 2014 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
California,USA: On Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 8:40 a.m., Labh Singh Nigah, 55-years-old, was walking in Sierra Linda Park when he was stabbed to death. Singh, a resident of Oxnard, was killed shortly after dropping off his son to his elementary school.
The crime took place in a safe, residential area rarely hit with violent crime, leaving Sikh community members to believe this may have been a hate crime.Police have made no arrests and are trying to piece together a motive.
Labh Singh was a father to three children, ages 16, 14 and 10. He reportedly worked seven days a week at a 7/11 convenience store to provide for his family.
United Sikhs alerted the United States Department of Justice’s First Assistant U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles, California and the local Community Relations Services office regarding this case. We emphasized the importance of a thorough investigation for a possible hate crime. We have been informed that DOJ has now spoken to the Assistant Chief of Oxnard Police and is in touch regarding developments in the investigation. They have also reached out to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to track this investigation.
The Assistant Chief has assured us they are actively investigating the case, including as a possible hate crime. Many local police officers knew Singh well, as they frequently visited his 7/11 store.They have increased the number of uniformed officers in that area to assure community members safety.
As the investigation continues, a $10,000 reward is being offered by the Oxnard Police Department for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects responsible.
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