Sikh Man, Paralysed After 2012 US Gurdwara Shooting, Dies

2012 US gurdwara capturing: Baba Punjab Singh had extreme accidents that left him paralysed


Baba Punjab Singh, an aged man who was injured and paralysed following a capturing at a gurdwara within the US state of Wisconsin in 2012, has died virtually eight years after the incident which left him mattress -ridden, a media report mentioned.

On August 5, 2012, in one of many worst assaults on the Sikh neighborhood in America, a gunman with neo-Nazi ties barged into the gurdwara in Oak Creek, and opened fireplace killing six Sikh worshippers and injuring a number of others, mentioned the American Bazaar report.

Within the tragedy, Baba Punjab Singh was shot and obtained extreme accidents that left him paralysed.

He handed away on Monday after spending seven and a half years of his life bed-ridden, speaking with others with a “sure” or “no” by blinking his eyes.

Talking for the household his son, Raghuvinder Singh mentioned: “It’s with unhappiness, but additionally peace and acceptance, that we verify the passing of my father, Baba Punjab Singh.

“Baba spent his life serving as a Sikh non secular trainer who travelled the nation and the world delivering ‘kathas’ – orations that share the teachings and historical past of the Sikh religion.

“My father’s accidents and his passing, together with the opposite lives misplaced that day, are a reminder of the poisonous hate that also plagues our nation.”

The shooter dedicated suicide following the assault which obtained widespread condemnation.

Few days after the capturing, then First Woman Michelle Obama had visited the gurdwara.

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