Punjabi-American Man Stabbed To death Over Cigarettes

MODESTO -A 32-year-old Punjabi-American man was stabbed to death in Modesto City of US when he was closing a store at midnight on Thursday.

According to his relatives in Kapurthala, the victim, Jagjit Singh, battled for his life for nearly nine hours in hospital before succumbing to injuries.

Jagjit had gone to the US around a year and half back.His brother-in-law K S Cheema said a customer had come to the store to buy cigarettes on Thursday and Jagjit asked for his ID proof.

Finding the proof improper, he asked for a valid document. An altercation ensued and the customer left. Later at 11.50pm, when Jagjit was closing the store, an unidentified person stabbed him with a knife and left him seriously injured, Cheema said.

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