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Fresno man charged for shooting daughter-in-law

A 74-year-old man of Indian origin from Fresno, Calif. was charged for the murder of his daughter-in-law last week in San Jose, the East Bay Times reports. Authorities believe the murder was motivated by the victim’s, Gurpreet Kaur Dosanjh, plans to divorce her husband. 

During the course of the investigation, police found that Gurpreet Dosanjh had called her uncle just hours before her death and expressed her fear that her father-in-law, Sital Singh Dosanjh, was looking for her. While she was on the call, Sital Dosanjh pulled into the parking lot of the Walmart she worked at and began approaching the car she was taking a break in. Then, the call disconnected.

Five hours later, one of Gurpreet Dosanjh’s coworkers discovered her body in the same car. She had suffered at least two gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead on the scene.

While police were investigating the site, Gurpreet Dosanjh’s uncle arrived after driving from Central Valley and helped identify Sital Dosanjh as the primary suspect. The next morning, police arrested him at his Fresno home, about 150 miles away from the crime scene. A search of the premises revealed a .22-caliber Beretta pistol, according to the East Bay Times.

Sital Dosanjh has been held without bail in Main Jail in San Jose and did not enter a plea during his arraignment on Wednesday. He was ordered to return to court on Nov. 14.

Anyone who has information regarding the shooting has been asked to contact SJPD homicide detective Sgt. Rafael Varela at 3638@sanjoseca.gov or Detective Jose Montoya at 3644@sanjoseca.gov or call 408-277-52831.

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