US: 1 Suspect Nabbed In Punjabi Family Murder Case, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann Asks MEA To Intervene

The Indian-origin family which was kidnapped in California, United States, was found dead on Wednesday evening. Moreover, as per the latest development, the US police nabbed one of the suspects in the case. Reportedly, he was the one seen in the ATM footage, withdrawing money using a victim’s ATM card. 

As per the information, Jasdeep Singh, 36, his wife Jasleen Kaur, 27, their 8-month old daughter Aroohi Dheri, and Jasdeep’s brother Amandeep Singh, 39, were found dead in an orchard near Indiana Rd. & Hutchinson Rd, on Wednesday evening, leaving their parents in a state of shock. Meanwhile, Mr. Randhir, Jasdeep S father, and Mrs. Kirpal Kaur, his mother, left for the US last night. 

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Though the US police failed to save the lives of all 4, arresting a suspect in the case, is seen as a major breakthrough. Shockingly, the media reports claim that when the police officials nabbed him, he even tried to commit suicide. Subsequently, when the police obtained the photograph of the suspect from the ATM footage, they immediately launched a search operation and arrested him in a few hours. 

As the media reports claim, the suspect has been identified as Jesus Manuel Salgado (48) by the sheriff’s office. Surprisingly, neither a bribe was demanded nor any reason is clear behind the kidnapping till now. Furthermore, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann, expressed grief and shock over the horrendous incident, demanding the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to intervene in the matter. 

“Everyone is shocked today, especially the Punjabis who reside across the globe. Even in developed nations like the US, this incident has raised concerns for the security of the Punjabis,” said chief minister Bhagwant Mann. Additionally, CM Mann urged the United States national government to undertake a thorough investigation into the matter and demanded the Union Minister of External Affairs – Dr. S. Jai Shankar, to act immediately.

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