Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today sought the kind intervention of Union External Affairs Minister for impressing upon national government of United States of America to conduct through probe into the gruesome murder of Punjabi family in California.

In a statement, the Chief Minister said that it is unfortunate that a Punjabi family hailing from Harsi village of Hoshiarpur district in the state have been murdered in California. He said that as per reports the family was kidnapped and was brutally murdered later on. Bhagwant Mann said that the deceased have been identified as Jasdeep Singh, Jasleen Kaur, Amandeep Singh and an eight month old baby Ruhi.

The Chief Minister said that this is a highly condemnable incident which has shocked everyone especially the Punjabis living across the globe. Bhagwant Mann said that this brutal murder has raised questions on security of the Punjabis even in advanced nations like US. Seeking the kind intervention of the Union External Affairs Minister Dr S Jai Shankar, he urged him to impress upon the national government of United States to thoroughly conduct a probe into the matter.

The Chief Minister said that it is need of hour to instil sense of security amongst the Punjabis living abroad. He said that the Government of India must flag the issue of security of Punjabis living in US with their counterpart in America. Bhagwant Mann said that top most priority must be accorded to this for ensuring safety of the Punjabis living there.

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