Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday appealed to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to conduct a high-level inquiry into the death of an Indian-origin family who were abducted and later found dead in California.

“There was news of the kidnapping and killing of four Indians in California, in which an 8-month-old girl was also killed. Very sad to hear this news. I share my grief with the families of the victims…appeal to the Union External Affairs Minister Dr.S. Jaishankar to conduct a high-level inquiry into the matter,” PM Mann tweeted, offering his condolences to the families of the victims.

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Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal also condoled the death of four family members and made a similar appeal to Union Minister Jaishankar. “The brutal abduction and murder of 8-year-old Arohi, her parents and uncle Amandeep Singh is a matter of shock and concern for Pbis around the world. I urge @DrSJaishankar to take up the issue of safety and security of Indians with the US admin even as I extend my deepest condolences to the family (sic),” Badal tweeted.

Four members of a Sikh family, including an eight-month-old girl, who were kidnapped in the US state of California earlier this week have been found dead, authorities said. Surveillance footage was also released by the local sheriff’s office, confirming they were abducted on Monday. In the video, the armed kidnapper can force the family members into a truck.

Identified as 36-year-old Jasdeep Singh, 27-year-old Jasleen Kaur, their eight-month-old child Arohi Deri and the baby’s uncle, 39-year-old Amandeep Singh – the Sikh family hails from Harsi Pind in Thanda block. from Hoshiarpur district in Punjab, news agencies reported.

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