Tuesday, April 23, 2024
ADVT 
International

Sikh teenager stabbed to death in London street fight

Darpan News Desk IANS, 17 Nov, 2023 01:55 PM
  • Sikh teenager stabbed to death in London street fight

London, Nov 17 (IANS) The Metropolitan Police on Friday identified a 17-year-old boy, who died at the scene of a suspected fight in west London, as British Sikh Simarjeet Singh Nangpal.

Nangpal was found with stab injuries after police were called to reports of a fight in Burket Close, in Hounslow, west London at 12.15 a.m. on Wednesday.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.

"We are working around the clock to find those responsible for Simarjeet's murder, as his family struggle to come to terms with their loss," Detective Inspector Martin Thorpe, from Specialist Crime South of Metropolitan Police, said. Police said four men -- aged 21, 27, 31 and 71 – remain in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

"Four men have been arrested and our enquiries continue. I would urge anyone with information about how the events unfolded or anyone who may have captured the incident on their phone, dash cameras or doorbell footage to please come forward," Thorpe said.

Simarjeet's family continue to be supported by specialist officers, the force said.

Detective Superintendent Figo Forouzan said: "Our thoughts remain with Simarjeet's family at this extremely difficult time. No family should have to go through what they are experiencing.

"This incident will undoubtedly cause wider concern, and I want to reassure the community that we will do everything in our power to find those responsible. In the coming days you will see extra officers out on patrol in your area. Please do speak to them about any concerns you may have."

The four suspects were arrested at the scene, police said, adding that two were initially taken to hospital due to injuries they sustained prior to police arrival and have since been discharged.

MORE International ARTICLES

Biden announces aid to Palestine, says any diversion by Hamas will not be tolerated

Biden announces aid to Palestine, says any diversion by Hamas will not be tolerated
US President Joe Biden announced a massive humanitarian aid to war-torn Paslestine during his seven hour first ever visit by an American President to Tel Aviv, hailed as a humanitarian breakthrough but hurdles remain in reaching the aid to Palestinians in dire need. He will address the Congress on Thursday announcing the quantum of aid and seeking the House approval.   

Biden announces aid to Palestine, says any diversion by Hamas will not be tolerated

British Sikh cop sentenced for slapping 12-year-old in face

British Sikh cop sentenced for slapping 12-year-old in face
A 41-year-old Indian-origin former policewoman has been sentenced for assault after she slapped a 12-year-old boy on the face during an altercation outside a school in the British city of Birmingham last year. Sharanjit Kaur, a constable with West Midlands Police, resigned last month and was charged following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), the Birmingham Mail newspaper reported.

British Sikh cop sentenced for slapping 12-year-old in face

Sikh teen in US punched for wearing turban, told 'we don't wear that in this country'

Sikh teen in US punched for wearing turban, told 'we don't wear that in this country'
Police said both men were riding on a shuttle bus on Sunday morning near 118th Street and Liberty Avenue in Richmond Hill when the suspect approached the victim, ABC7 news channel reported. "We don't wear that in this country," the suspect told the victim pointing at his turban, following which he punched the young Sikh several times and tried to remove it.

Sikh teen in US punched for wearing turban, told 'we don't wear that in this country'

Jill Biden honours Indian-American teen on International Day of the Girl

Jill Biden honours Indian-American teen on International Day of the Girl
Marking the International Day of the Girl on Wednesday, 17-year-old Rao was honoured at the first-ever “Girls Leading Change” celebration at the White House to recognise the efforts of young women in strengthening the country for generations.

Jill Biden honours Indian-American teen on International Day of the Girl

Californian Sikh pleads guilty to sword attack during Yuba City parade

Californian Sikh pleads guilty to sword attack during Yuba City parade
A 44-year-old Sikh man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a sword attack, which left a man with 23 stitches to his face, during an annual Sikh Parade in California's Yuba City in 2018. Parmvir Singh Gosal, a resident of Tracy city, admitted last week to attempted murder and mayhem for inflicting injuries at the November 4, 2018 parade known as Nagar Kirtan, according to the Sutter County District Attorney’s Office.

Californian Sikh pleads guilty to sword attack during Yuba City parade

Israel pounds Gaza neighborhoods, as people scramble for safety in sealed-off territory

Israel pounds Gaza neighborhoods, as people scramble for safety in sealed-off territory
The war, which has already claimed at least 1,800 lives on both sides, is only expected to escalate. The weekend attack that Hamas said was retribution for worsening Palestinian suffering under Israeli occupation has fired Israel's determination to crush the group's hold in Gaza — hiking risks of an expanded regional conflict.

Israel pounds Gaza neighborhoods, as people scramble for safety in sealed-off territory