Accused won’t fight for his return to Ohio

Friday, 05/07/2019

CINCINNATI: A 37-year-old Punjaborigin truck driver who was arrested in the United States (US) on charges of murdering his wife and three other relatives in April this year has agreed not to fight for his return to Ohio.

Gurpreet Singh, who was arrested in Connecticut, appeared on Wednesday in the New Haven superior court, where a judge ordered him detained without bail.

A message seeking comment was left for a public defender who briefly represented Singh.

It wasn’t immediately clear when Singh would be brought to Ohio.

Singh called 911 on April 28 to say he found the four “on the ground and bleeding” in a West Chester apartment where he lived. The victims were later identified as Shalinderjit Kaur, 39, Amarjit Kaur, 58, Parmjit Kaur, 62, and Hakiakat Singh Pannag, 59.

The Butler County coroner said all four died from gunshot wounds to the head and each victim was shot at least twice.

After the murder, Singh told the police that he and Shalinderjit Kaur had been married for 17 years and had three children.

Family members identified Parmjit Kaur and Hakitakat Singh Pannag as his wife’s parents and Amarjit Kaur as Parmjit’s sister.

Members of a nearby Sikh temple said the four had worshipped there.

Singh and Kaur’s children were staying with other relatives at the time of the slayings and police said they were safe but wouldn’t say where they were.

The relatives of the victims said in a statement they are praying for Singh’s conviction on murder charge.

Ajaib Singh, who identified himself as brother of two of the victims, said the family was thankful for the efforts of West Chester police, other law enforcement agencies and to the Sikh community of the Cincinnati region.

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