A 21-year-old youth from Mattewal village in Amritsar was shot dead in Mississippi in the United States of America.
In a saddening incident, the youth identified as Akshaypreet Singh was shot by a man who was trying to steal from his store.
Akshaypreet Singh alias Monu noticed a man on the CCTV camera stealing some articles from his store and objected to it.
Soon, a scuffle pursued, and during this, the accused shot Monu thrice, leaving him dead on the spot.
When the incident took place, neither any of Monu’s family members nor his employees were present at the shop.
Akshaypreet had gone to the Mississippi around three years ago. He, along with his father and brother, was running grocery stores there.
The paternal uncle of the deceased, Sohan Singh Mattewal said that everybody here (Amritsar) had been left in a state of shell shock.
“The news of Akshaypreet’s killing reached here when we were in a delighted mood following the birth of a son to his elder brother Lovepreet here”, added Sohan Singh.
Sohan Singh Mattewal revealed that the family-owned five grocery stores in Mississippi and two of them were under the supervision of Akshaypreet.