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21-year-old Indian man shot dead in US

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> A 21-year-old Indian man has been shot dead in front of his house during a robbery in the US state of Mississippi, according to a media report, days after another Indian student was killed by four armed robbers.Sandeep Singh was shot in the stomach during a robbery reported on Sunday in the Jackson city, Mississippi, police was quoted as saying by WAPT, an ABC-affiliated television station.A group of men who investigators believe are responsible for a string of robberies could be connected to a fatal shooting, Jackson police officials said yesterday.Singh, and two other men were standing outside their house when a man in a mask and a hoodie walked up to them, police said.The robber took money and cellphones from them. As the robber ran away, he fired shots at the victims and one of the bullets hit Singh, police said. ALSO READ Indian-origin motel owner Akash Talati killed in US shootoutSingh was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he died on Monday, police said.Singh’s death is the city’s 58th homicide for the year, the report said.Singh, had gone to the US around four years ago on a tourist visa and later got work permit there. He hailed from Jalandhar.The shooter is described as wearing a gray hooded shirt and was armed with a 9 mm pistol, police said. ALSO READ 46-year-old Indian-American lawyer killed after being hit by train in USThe gunman could be one of a group of armed men believed to be responsible for recent armed robberies of businesses and individuals throughout the northwest Jackson area, police said.”In an attempt to conceal their identities, they have their faces covered with bandannas and/or masks. The suspects have also been observed wearing hooded sweatshirts and gloves,” Commander Tyree Jones said in a news release.This is second such incident of killing of an Indian youth in the US in the past two weeks.On November 16, a 21-year-old Indian student was shot dead allegedly by four armed robbers, including an Indian- origin man, at a grocery store in the US state of California.

Indian-origin motel owner Akash Talati killed in US shootout

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 40-year-old Indian-American owner of a motel in North Carolina has been shot dead in a shootout at a strip club, becoming the latest victim of rampant gun violence in the US.Akash R Talati, who owned Knights Inn and Diamondz Gentlemen’s Club in Fayetteville city, was an innocent bystander when a man who had been escorted out of the club returned soon and exchanged gunfire with a security guard on Saturday, police detective Jamaal Littlejohn said.Police said they were called to the club at 1:51 am on Saturday.Littlejohn said Markeese Dewitt, 23, of Fayetteville has been charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He said Dewitt was shot four or five times and remained in serious condition at Cape Fear Valley Medical Centre,fayobserver.Com reported.He said only Dewitt and the security guard exchanged gunfire. Talati and four others injured were bystanders, he said. One of the victims was in fair condition at the hospital. The two others were treated and released. Talati died at the hospital.Talati is reportedly from Anand in Gujarat.Police have not released the names of three other people who were injured. Littlejohn said they included the security guard and a female employee of the club who operated the cash register.Littlejohn said security escorted Dewitt out of the club because he had caused a disturbance. He said Dewitt appeared to have gone to his vehicle, got a gun, went back inside the club and started shooting.Littlejohn said police have no idea what caused Dewitt to get kicked out of the club.”All we know is he got put out, he goes and gets a gun and it goes crazy from there,” Littlejohn said.Detectives are actively investigating the homicide and shooting and have appealed to the public to contact them if they have any information on the incident.According to the Gun Violence Archive, as of November 6, there have been 307 mass shootings in the US in 20017. A total of 530 people have died in mass shootings in 2017.

Retired Talati kidnapped and killed at Mehsana

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A complaint of murder and kidnapping was lodged with the Mehsana police station after a retired Talati (Executive head of Village Panchayat) was kidnapped and murdered by two accused for a ransom of Rs 25lakh.The incident took place on Monday night in Mehsana. The deceased was identified as Chandrakant Panchal, a resident of Mehsana, who was a retired Talati of Mehsana. According to the police, they recovered a half burn body on Tuesday morning near a dumping yard of Mehsana area. Panchal’s son was then informed who is a doctor in Mumbai and a case of kidnapping and murder was lodged with the police station after police came to know about the ransom call received by Panchal’s son.During the investigation, the police nabbed two accused identified as Ravi and Himanshu.Panchal used to work in the post recuring department after he got retired. He used to daily visit the accused Himanshu’s shop and used to count the money. Himanshu’s friend Ravi was in huge debt and both of them then made a plan to kidnap Panchal and to extort money from him.On Monday afternoon, both abducted Panchal in his car and killed him. They even made a call to Panchal’s son from his phone and asked for a ransom of Rs 25lakh from him for the release of his father. Panchal tried to escape during which both the accused started beating him and he died.After he died, they took his body to a dumping yard in Mehsana and tried to burn his body with the help of petrol and fled from the spot.PLOTTINGPanchal used to daily visit the accused Himanshu’s shop and used to count the money. Himanshu’s friend Ravi was in huge debt and both of them then made a plan to kidnap Panchal and to extort money from him.

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