Los Angeles/Hoshiarpur, October 4
An Indian-origin family of four, including an eight-month-old child, has been kidnapped in the US state of California, police said, warning that the suspect was armed and considered dangerous.
The Central Valley family was kidnapped in Merced County, California, on Monday.
The family members have been identified as eight-month-old Arohi Deri, her mother Jasleen Kaur (27), father Jasdeep Singh (36) and uncle Amandeep Singh (39).
They belong to Harsipind village in Hoshiarpur district of Punjab.
The sheriff’s office released two images of a person they believe to be the kidnapper, describing him as having a shaved head and wearing a hood. The eight-month-old girl and her parents were kidnapped by a man described as armed and dangerous, authorities said.
Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke said investigators are unsure of a motive, but authorities believe the kidnapper destroyed evidence to cover his tracks.
Back home in the village of Harsipind, Amandeep and Jasdeep’s parents, Kripal Kaur and Randhir Singh, said they were in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, when they received the news. “Last night I spoke to my sons on the phone,” Randhir Singh told the media. The parents plan to leave for the United States as soon as possible. – PTI/OC
It belongs to Hoshiarpur
- The family belongs to Harsipind village in Hoshiarpur district, Punjab
- Police have released two images of a person they believe is the kidnapper
- The family was kidnapped by a person described as armed and dangerous