Sikh Gas Station Owner Murdered in Connecticut: Case Under Investigation

Source: The Connecticut Post,1002,3750%257E278247,00.html

On December 15, 2001, The Connecticut Post reported “New owner fatally shot at W. Haven gas station.” It continued, “Amar Sachdeva, 46, of North Main Street, was working alone behind the counter of his Mobil station on Orange Avenue around 8 p.m. when he was shot in the chest with a handgun, police said. … Police haven’t ruled out any possible motives, including racism or robbery, he said. There were no signs of a struggle and it’s unclear if any money was taken … Sachdeva was a SikhSikhs call their tradition the “Sikh Panth,” meaning the “community (panth) of the disciples of the Guru.” The tradition reveres a lineage of ten Gurus, beginning with Guru Nanak in the 16th century and coming to a clos. with the death of Guru Gob... from India, Vinci said. Sikh men often wear turbansSikh men wear a turban and Sikh women wear a long head scarf known as a chunni in fulfillment of one of the basic vows taken when joining the Khalsa (the order of committed Sikhs)—to leave the hair uncut as a sign of complete dedication to God. This is ... and are sometimes confused with Arabs.”