A family of Indian origin, along with their 8-month old daughter, has been kidnapped in California, US, leaving their relatives at Hoshiarpur, Punjab, in a state of shock. Reportedly, Jasdeep Singh, 36, his wife Jasleen Kaur, 27, their 8-month old daughter Aroohi Dheri, and Jasdeep’s brother Amandeep Singh, 39, had been kidnapped in Merced, California, on Monday.
Jasdeep Singh hails from Harsi Pind village in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, where his parents Dr. Randhir Singh and Kirpal Kaur lives. Furthermore, both are shocked after knowing their son and his family has been kidnapped in the US. Reportedly, Jasdeep’s parents are retired employees, from health and education sectors.
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As per the information, Jasdeep’s father Randhir Singh came back to India from abroad, on September 29, and went to pay obeisance at a pilgrimage in Uttarakhand, where he received the news from his daughter-in-law over a phone call, about his son and others being kidnapped. Additionally, as per the media reports, Randhir Singh will leave for the US soon.
Reportedly, against their will, the Indian-origin family was “taken from a shop near the 800 block of South Highway 59.” Moreover, the California Police issued a warning that the kidnapper was armed and dangerous. However, apart from this, not much details are out about the incident.
As per the information, due to safety purposes, the authorities have not revealed any details about the suspect or a potential motive, according to NBC News. “The suspect or victim should not be approached”, the sheriff’s office requested in a statement on Monday. “If anyone sees the victims or suspect, they are requested to call 911,” it stated further. Reportedly, the crime site is a location with a lot of retailers and restaurants.
This is not the first time that such an incident took place; earlier, in 2019, an Indian-origin techie was kidnapped in California. Moreover, such cases are very sensitive. However, the police are hoping to solve the case as soon as possible.