The Sikh community in the NYC area was in shock after the brutal murder of Sharanjit Singh by his cousin Lovedeep Singh in Richmond Hill of Queens, NY this past Monday.
Lovedeep confessed the crime but the motive of the attack was still under investigation according to the police. The NY Daily News revealed that early Monday morning Sharanjit Singh was stabbed with a knife underneath his shoulder and died as a result of the wound at Jamaica Hospital.
Close contacts of Sharanjit describe him as a fun loving person who worked hard driving a taxi and making an honest living.
Sharanjit was a recent immigrant from India who sought better opportunity to support his family in the United States. The family devastated after hearing the news reached out to the wider Sikh community for financial support in seeing their son one last time. A member of the family Barjinder Singh setup a GOFUNDME page to assist the family in the funeral services.
Until Friday afternoon, the amount raised on the crowd funding site reached $14,469 and further appeal is being made to reach the target of $20,000.
Recent Updates from the page:
-The American Consulate is being contacted by the family in India for an emergency Visa.
– An Autoposy was conducted on Wednesday and family members from around the country started to arrive to the grieve.
-Lovedeep Singh (suspect) is scheduled to appear at Queens Criminal Court on June 30th.
-Trial Update: DA’s office is still investigating the motive behind the incident. They are talking to everyone involved (roommates, friends, relatives, and anyone in touch with both Sharanjit and Lovedeep).
The criminal case was heard in court today and the trial date has been adjourned to August 1st.
If you have anything to share that can help with the investigation then please reach out to District Attorney’s office via Homicide Investigations Bureau (718) 286-5953. Please provide either Lovedeep or Sharanjit’s name to get in touch with the right person.