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Man arrested in connection to murder of daughter-in-law

An Indian American man has been arrested in connection to a murder at a parking lot of a Walmart in San Jose, California.

According to Tribune Indiainvestigators believe 74-year-old Sital Singh Dosanjh allegedly killed his daughter-in-law Gurpreet Kaur Dosanjh, his daughter-in-law because he was angry she planned to divorce his son.

East Bay Times reported that the victim was on the phone with her uncle on Friday, expressing her fear of the suspect. According to a police summary, Gurpreet told her uncle that she saw Sital driving in the Walmart parking lot where she worked in his black Silverado pickup truck.

Gurpreet lives in San Jose and Sital is from Fresno, meaning he likely drove over 150 miles to find her.

According to East Bay Times, Gurpeet’s uncle told police that her niece sounded “frightened” when Sital approached her during her break from work.

Tribune India reports that five hours after the call with her uncle, Gurpeet’s co-worker from Walmart discovered her body in the same parking lot, with at least two gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead on the spot.

Sital was arrested at his home in Fresno the day after the incident. During a search of the residence, East Bay Times reported that the police seized a .22-caliber Beretta pistol.

A murder charge was filed on Wednesday by Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, and Sital was transported to the Main Jail in San Jose, where he has been held without bail. 

During his arraignment, Sital did not enter a plea and was ordered to return to court on November 14, according to Tribune India.

Anyone with information about the shooting can contact the San Jose police department homicide detectives, Sgt. Rafael Varela at [email protected] or Detective Jose Montoya at [email protected]. Tips can also be left with the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-7867 or svcrimestoppers.org.

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