(DSU News Bureau) GurSikh Joban Singh who embraced Sikhi was shot dead on May 10 along with his parents by his brother in law. The estranged brother in law then shot himself after killing his own family members. The incident occurred at Aargau village of Switzerland.
Joban’s previous name was lucas who was known to be a painter and reportedly was the first Swiss to accept Sikhi in Switzerland.
Joban was inspired by Seva and principles of Sikhi of serving humanity at the local Gurdwara Sahib in Langenthal and then embraced Sikhi.
He further advanced his studies into the Sikh faith after visiting India for nearly 2 months. He visited historical gurdwaras and learned the rich history of Sikhs.
The shooter took the life of his wife’s family over a ‘family dispute’ and then shot the neighbor next door. The 3 children of the shooter weren’t present inside the house when the shootings took place.
Residents reported hearing nearly six shots and said it sounded like a ‘family argument’ happening in the house.
‘I saw two people fall down dead,’ a shocked local said.
‘I heard four shots – all in quick succession. Then a short time was calm before I again heard at least two shots. I heard no screams.’
One neighbour, who would not be named, told a local news agency ‘There were three explosions. The noise was so loud I felt like it was coming from the room next door to me.’
Just days before Joban was killed he posted on his Facebook a beautiful poem he wrote: Joban Singh’s Poem