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Indians in Belgium mourn Sikh family's murder

Belgian police are looking for a 29-year-old Bangladeshi man for his alleged involvement in the crime.

Brussels, Oct 8, 2012: Hundreds of members of the Indian community paid tributes to four members of a Sikh family who were brutally murdered in the the Belgian capital, EuAsiaNews reported.

Jasbir Singh's wife and their three young children were killed by a suspected Bangladeshi man in their home in Etterbeek area of Brussels Sep 28.

On Sunday evening, Sikh priests recited prayers for the deceased, while mourners placed flowers at the door of the house.

A "white march" was also held, with mourners carrying white balloons and pictures of the three slain children and their mother.

The march was supported by the Etterbeek municipality whose mayor was also present to offer his condolences to Jasbir Singh, the father and husband of the deceased.

A number of Belgians and Bangladeshis also joined the march to express their condolences, and condemnation of the killing.

Belgian police are looking for a 29-year-old Bangladeshi man for his alleged involvement in the crime. He was working at the same restaurant where Jasbir Singh worked and has disappeared since the day of the killing.


Four Sikh family members found dead in Brussels

Brussels, Sep 30, 2012: A Sikh woman and her three children have been found dead in their home in Brussels.

The family hailed from Ludhiana in India, the EuAsiaNews reported Sunday.

It was the woman's husband who made the terrible discovery when he returned home from work Friday. All four victims had their throats cut.

The authorities have confirmed that they are investigating the crime, but have refused to comment further on the case.

The father whom the Belgian media named as Jasbir Singh, 37, was living in Belgium since 15 years and was working in a restaurant.

His wife joined him around five years ago.

Singh told a Belgian TV that he attempted to call his home in Etterbeek area Friday night in vain. Worried, he returned home and discovered the lifeless body of his wife and three sons.

"I did not understand what happened, how it happened," he told the RTL TV Saturday.

"It was dark inside. I called, no one answered. When I turned on the lights, I saw blood everywhere. I immediately called the police," said Singh.

According to their neighbours, there was no problem between the husband and his wife.