An Indian-American Sikh doctor Amandeep Singh has received death dangers from an anonymous caller in the US state of Indiana. The person also sent threats to Dr Singh through text messages and asserted to have murdered the phone’s previous owner, as indicated by the US-based Sikhs Political Action Committee.
“The subject then indicated that Singh was next,” said SikhsPAC, in an announcement.
Investigations uncovered that the telephone’s proprietor was alive as well as the number was hacked by a third party. Dr Singh said that the local police was treating the incident as a racially-motivated hoax.
“This is one of the several similar dangers against Sikhs in Indiana in the last week including one incident which involved a handgun,” asserted SikhsPAC chief Gurinder Singh Khalsa.
“Intimidation and violence against the Sikh community has been on the uptick since September 11 the nation over… American society has no place for this sort of violence,” Mr Khalsa included.
He additionally said that his association is working with Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill to address several cases of harassment and intimidation against Sikhs.
Dr Amandeep Singh has been living in the United States since 2003 after graduating from a medical school in India. He is presently Chief Medical Officer at Indiana’s Monroe Hospital.
Many cases of race-related crimes and dangers against Indians have been accounted for from the United States in the recent past.
In February, Indian architects Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani were shot at by a US navy veteran Adam Purinton, who reportedly yelled, “get out of my nation”, at a Kansas city bar. Kuchibhotla died on the spot whereas Madasani was severely harmed. In another occurrence, an Indian-origin Sikh Deep Rai was shot outside his home in Washington by a partially-masked gunman, who shouted, “Go back to your own country”.