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NRI family of four found dead with gunshot wounds:

UPDATED: NRI Chandrasekhar Sunkara, IT man killed family before committing suicide'.

  • Chandrasekhar Sunkara killed his wife and two minor sons before committing suicide with a gun inside their home in the US state of Iowa, according to the police. The State Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the causes of death for all four family members to be gunshot wounds
  • Police in West Des Moines said the bodies of Chandrasekhar Sunkara, 44, Lavanya Sunkara, 41, a 15-year-old boy and a 10-year-old boy were found in their home .....Click

Gurpreet Kaur, 6 year old Girl's Body Found Near US-Mexico Border:

  • Gurpreet Kaur, 6, was found near the remote and deserted U.S -Mexico border by the US Border Patrol officials 27 kilometers west of Lukeville, Arizona on Wednesday, when the temperature reached a high of 108 degree. Her mother left her with other migrants to go in search of water
  • She and her mother believed to be dropped there by human traffickers
  • The US Border Patrol has released a statement regarding the deceased. Gurpreet Kaur, who was a month shy of turning 7, was found s, the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner said. Gregory Hess, Pima County Chief Medical Examiner, identified the girl and said that her death was accidental and caused by hyperthermia.
  • Two women surrendered themselves to U.S Border Patrol agents after smugglers had dropped them near the border area with four others, The mother and daughter are among thousands of Africans and Asian migrants crossing the border with the help of smuggling cartels.

US Air Force to authorize  NRI Sikhs to wear a turban

Indian-Americans hail decision to let Sikh-American airman to keep turban

A1C Bajwa enlisted in the Air Force in 2017, eager to give back by serving his country. At the time, he was not permitted to practice certain Sikh beliefs due to Air Force grooming and dress rules, Sikh American Legal Defence, and Education Fund (SALDEF) said.

NRI Ami Bera Congressman:

  • He applauded the decision of the US Air Force to authorize NRI Sikh to wear a turban, beard, and long beard in adherence to his religious beliefs. 
  • NRI Sikhs have long played an important role in protecting and defending our nation
  • It is only right that these patriots be able to serve while in their religious attire and I urge the Department of Defence to expand these religious accommodations and make them more easily accessible

In 2017, the Army became the first military branch to allow Sikh Americans to receive career-long accommodations to wear articles of faith.