The Sikh Community of Elk Grove (Sacramento CA) had 3 Sikh men murdered this past year and still the killers are at large.
On March 4. Surinder Singh, 65, and Gurmej Atwal, 78 Atwal and Singh were shot during one of their regular afternoon strolls together in the park.
Surinder Singh died on the spot from a shot to the upper torso, while Gurmej Atwal passed away on April 14.
The violence provoked repeated calls for tolerance from the community, which has collected $52,000 in reward money to go to anyone who provides information that would lead to an arrest.
Then again on May 19 two more Sikhs were shot in Elk Grove CA Balbir Singh Dhami 53 & wife Kuldeep Kaur Dhami by an unknown suspect who came in through Dhami’s front door started shooting.
Balbir Dhami died on the spot while his wife was rushed to the hospital has recovered. Sikh community with the Dhami have put together a $25,000 reward. Regardless of motive, within March-May months, there have been murders of three Sikhs – members of a community that is already sensitive to being victims of hate crimes.
No arrests have been made, both casses have gone unsolved. One of the hardest things a family can go through is not knowing the reason this happened to their loved one.
Anyone who has seen or heard anything should contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). All 3 dead were Sardar Sikh's and whore a turban.