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US police probing Sikh man’s murder as possible hate crime

Jagjeet Singh was killed for refusing to sell cigarettes

By: Sarwar Alam

Police in California are investigating the murder of a 32-year old Sikh man as a possible “hate crime” after he refused to sell cigarettes to a man who did not have proper ID. Jagjeet Singh, who was a clerk at the Hatch Food and Gas convenience store in California’s Modesto city, had come to the US only 18 months ago from Punjab. Singh was stabbed to death last week after he apparently refused to sell cigarettes to his attacker as he did not have proper ID. Heather Graves, a Modesto Police department spokeswoman, told NBC News that Singh and one…

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