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Hakikat Panag,  Paramjit Kaur, Shalinder Kaur and Amarjit Kaur Shot

 4 NRI Sikhs of one Family dies after being shot in Cincinnati, Ohio
Police say they don't believe the slayings were a hate crime
Shooting include father, wife and daughter



  • May 03, 2019:
  • On Tuesday, a law enforcement source told FOX19 that a dive team with Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation recovered a gun from a pond at the complex where the relatives were killed.
  • A report in The Hindustan Times said Hakikat Singh and his wife Paramjit Kaur should be visiting family in India now.Harbans Singh, the brother of Hakikat Singh, told Hindustan Times that the couple had been due to arrive at his village in Punjab on Thursday.“We are totally in the dark,” said. “Don’t know how it happened and who is behind it? I just know that I Have lost my brother.”Hakikat Singh moved to the U.S. about 40 years ago, the Times reported. His brother said he “was living happily” and remained on good terms with relatives in friends in India. They had just visited last year.
  • Tribune indiawrote: Sources said Shalinder Kaur was married to Gurpreet Singh Sekhon of Manupur Goslan, near Khanna. They were settled in Ohio. Both husband and wife had a dispute. The sources said last night, Sekhon and his children went to watch a movie, while all four members were shot in the head from a close range in a professional manner.The sources alleged that it was a case of contract killing. They said when Sekhon returned, he made a call to the police to report the incident. The police initially detained him, but he was released later....
  • The police in Ohio say no suspect has been identifie



Los Angeles, April 30, 2019 A.Gary Singh

On Sunday, around  9:40 p.m, a man (Hakikat Panag’s son-in-law) of 4500 block of Wyndtree Drive, West Chester Township, called 911, pleading for help and saying his wife, mother-in-law, father-in-law and aunt were down and bleeding, according to West Chester Township police.

On Tuesday, The Butler County coroner has identified the victims.

  • Hakikat Panag, 59
  • Hakikat Panag’s wife Paramjit Kaur, 52
  • Hakikat’s adult daughter Shalinder Kaur, 39
  • Hakikat’s sister-in-law  Amarjit Kaur, 58

Hakikat Panag’s son-in- law, daughter and their three children also living in the apartment. Son-in- law and children were not home at the time.

On Monday, Police Chief Joel Herzog, West Chester addressed the press and confirmed the victims of the quadruple homicide were all adults and lived in the apartment together.

Authorities say they don't believe the slayings were a hate crime, but haven't identified any suspects.
Butler County is a growing, mostly suburban area roughly 20 miles north of Cincinnati.

Police Chief Joel Herzog said that it didn't appear that anyone had shot back at the perpetrator or perpetrators, whom police were still working to identify. It said at a news conference Monday that it's too early in the investigation to suggest a motive.

They were also interviewing family members and neighbors.

Jasminder Singh, president of Guru Nanak Society of Greater Cincinnati West Chester said one of the people found dead Sunday night was Hakikat Singh Panag, who he’s known for 11 years

Guru Nanak Society’s  past president Satinder  Singh said:

  • Hakikat was very friendly. He had moved here five years ago from New Jersey.
  • He lives five minutes away from the gurudwara
  • .I cannot believe this was happen to an ordinary, decent, middle class, nice, simple family

Police say a motive is unclear and they have not identified a suspect.The family's two vehicles were towed for investigation.

Butler County's Dr. Lisa Mannix said all four deaths were homicides. Meanwhile, Tuesday, police were continuing to search for clues and hadn't identified any suspects.

Guru Nanak Society of Greater Cincinnati West Chester said: "The four family members had worshipped there, and the Indian consulate in New York said it was in close communication with police."