New Delhi: It is a difficult time for the families of victims of the shooting incident at a gurudwara in Wisconsin in US. Four out of the six victims of the Wisconsin gurudwara shootout hailed from Haridwar and Delhi. Their families are in a state of grief.
The news of the shooting in the Milwaukee gurdwara left two villages in Haridwar in a state of shock. Three out of the six victims of Sunday's shooting hailed from Haridwar. All three were working as granthis in the gurudwara when a former US army officer opened fire on them. Brothers Raj and Joravar Singh were from Majbata while Prakash Singh was from Tikkaampur. He had left for the US eight years ago and is survived by his wife, two children, four brothers and a sister.
Hundreds from the village are living in the US. Sunday's killings have left their families worried about their safety. Many more residents who were planning to migrate to the US are now forced to reconsider.
The victim's neighbour, Jay Prakash Singh, said, "It's sad that our people are no longer safe in America."
Arjun Singh, a resident of the village, said, "I also wanted to go to abroad but after this incident I am sure my family member will not let me go there. This is really very bad."
Delhi resident Charanjit Singh was also killed in the shooting. He had left for the US 15 years ago. Little did his family know that that would be the last time they would see him. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal met Charanjit's family on Monday and offered them all the assistance from his government.
The victims' families want justice, but know that life will never be the same and nothing can make up for their loss.