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Four Charged in Attack on Sikh Temple


Prosecutors have charged four men with first-degree assault in connection with an attack at a Seattle Sikh temple last month, The Seattle Times reports.

On October 18, five men allegedly used a baseball bat, sword and iron bracelets to attack a fellow member of a Sikh temple in Renton, according to Renton Reporter. The victim suffered three broken figures, eight stab wounds to the his head, a sword wound and multiple bruises/cuts.

The Seattle Times says the victim told police that the suspects approached him in the temple’s parking lot. He alleges one of his assailants muttered, “You don’t know how dangerous I am.”

The victim went inside the temple and reported the assault. When he returned to the parking lot, the five men attacked him. He claims they shouted at him in Punjabi, “Today you die!”

King County prosecutors charged with assault Kuljit Singh, 33; Harinderbir Singh Gill, 62; and Maninder Pal Singh Dahb, 37, who are all from Kent, and Harbhajan Singh, 50, who is from Renton. Officials have not yet caught the fifth attacker.

Court records show that Singh’s co-defendants have all posted $100,000 bail. The men are scheduled to be arraigned on November 9. Prosecutors are still looking for more information about a possible motive.

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