Indian-origin man kills daughter, mother-in-law, commits suicide in US

New York, January 15, 2021

An Indian-origin man has allegedly killed his daughter and mother-in-law after which he committed suicide in a New York state village, according to media reports quoting police.

Bhupinder Singh, 57, allegedly shot dead his 14-year-old daughter Jasleen Kaur and his mother-in-law Manjeet Kaur, 55, on Wednesday night in their home in Castleton On Hudson, near the state capital Albany, before killing himself, the reports said.

His wife, Rashpal Kaur, 40, was shot in the arm, but was able to escape, CBS6 TV reported.

A neighbour, Jim Lundstrom, told The Albany Times-Union newspaper that there was likely domestic violence at that house.

Lundstrom said that Rashpal Kaur would tell him and his wife things like "I don't have any food", "he doesn't let me go anywhere" and "I can't drive my car", according to the newspaper.

The newspaper said that Singh, 57, who owned a store selling beverages, had been charged with rape in 2016, but was acquitted after his trial the next year.

The newspaper said that the death of Jasleen Kaur was deeply felt in the community and local Schools Superintendent Jason Chevrier said in a statement that "words cannot express the shock, pain and grief that we are feeling at this time. All of us are struggling to make sense of this loss of such a bright young life".

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