Elderly British Sikh Samaritan Dies In Mishap


LONDON – A 74-year-old Sikh Samaritan died in an alleged hit-and-run case while he was on his way to a gurdwara in the British city of Derbyshire.

A post-mortem examination revealed Satnam Singh died from head and chest injuries “consistent with being hit by a vehicle,” the Derbyshire police said.

Singh was found seriously injured last Friday near Sri Guru Singh Sabha gurdwara in Derby while he was on his way to the shrine. Described by his friends as “one of life’s good guys”, Singh was a volunteer at the temple and was holding a donation in his hand when he was reportedly hit by a car.

“He was a devoted volunteer who was close to the gates that day when they found him and he had his donation in his hand. He was the first one to come to the gurdwara every day, seven days a week, at 4.30 am,” Gurpal Singh of the National Sikh Heritage Centre was quoted as saying by the BBC.