Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann sought the intervention of the External Affairs Minister for impressing upon the US government to conduct a thorough probe into the gruesome murder of a Punjabi family in California.
In a statement, the Chief Minister said it is unfortunate that a Punjabi family hailing from the Harsi village of Hoshiarpur district in the state has been murdered in California.
He said that as per reports the family was kidnapped and brutally murdered later on. Mann said the deceased have been identified as Jasdeep Singh, Jasleen Kaur, Amandeep Singh, and an eight-month-old baby Ruhi.
The Chief Minister said this is a highly condemnable incident that has shocked everyone, especially the Punjabis living across the globe. Mann said this brutal murder has raised questions about the security of the Punjabis even in advanced nations like the US.
Seeking the intervention of the Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, he urged him to “impress upon the national government of the US to thoroughly conduct a probe into the matter”.