Monday, February 22, 2010

UK: Sikh shopkeeper stabbed to death

London, Feb 21: A shopkeeper of Indian-origin was killed after being injured in a robbery at his shop in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, police said.
63-year-old Gurmail Singh had sustained head injuries during the robbery by four teenagers at around 8.30 pm on Saturday night, Feb 20.The robbery at Cowcliffe Convenience Store was witnessed by a group of six people, who heard a commotion at the shop and went to help.
However, they were unable to prevent the gang of robbers from leaving. Detective superintendent David Pervin said, "Singh was a well-known and popular local businessman who had been in this area many years.
I appeal for anyone with information to contact us as a matter of urgency."Singh was admitted to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and he died at 3.30 am on Sunday morning, Feb 21.A post-mortem will be held on Monday, Feb 22, to confirm the cause of the death, the police said.
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