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NRI California Sikh, admits shooting daughter-in-law as ‘honor killing’

California, August 29, 2019 A.Gary Singh

Bakersfield, California Resident Jagjit Singh was arrested for allegedly shooting his daughter-in-law to death on Monday, dated  August 26, 2019.

Jagjit Singh, 65, Kooner’s father-in-law opened the door for fire personnel  and told them, “I shoot her.”  
According to the court: “A revolver covered in blood was found on a nearby table, and daughter-in-law, Sumandeep Kaur Kooner’s  was located on the living room couch.”
Jagjit Singh told police:

  • The shooting as "an honor killing," and said Sumandeep Kaur Koomer was having an affair and planned to leave the family.
  • She had “threatened to sully his honor by calling the police and claiming he attempted to sexually assault her
  • he was "solely responsible for the murder" and said no one else was involved in the shooting.

On Wednesday, he was arraigned, his bond has been set at $1 million and his next date in court is October 2,  2019.