- Parmvir Singh Gosal and three others struck a man who needed 23 stitches to his face and had an orbital fracture below his left eye.
A California man pleaded guilty last week to mounting a sword attack during the annual Sikh festival and parade in Yuba City in November 2018. According to a news release from the Sutter County District Attorney’s Office, the attack by Parmvir Singh Gosal, 44, of Tracy, left a man with 23 stitches to his face. He also admitted to a group beating of a key witness to the sword incident at a Target in Lathrop, on June 8, 2019.
“A huge thank you to Yuba City Police Department Detective Charan Singh, as well as the large number of law enforcement officers from not just Sutter County, but around Northern California, whose tireless dedication to the case and the victims resulted in justice finally being served,” the DA’s Office said on social media.
Other charges Gosal pled to include, “assault with a deadly weapon, dissuading a witness, and criminal threats,” the DA’s Office said. He stipulated a term of 17 years, 8 months, to be served in the California Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 29, 2014, the DA’s office said
During the 2018 attack at the 39th annual Sikh Festival, Gosal along with Manpreet Singh of Sacramento, and two others stabbed a 34-year-old Yuba City man, who was left unconscious, The Appeal-Democrat reported. He “needed 23 stitches to his face and had an orbital fracture below his left eye,” the report added.
Gosal was charged with “attempted murder, mayhem, and two special allegation enhancements of causing great bodily injury. Singh was also charged with attempted murder,” The Appeal-Democrat said.
In June 2019, nine men allegedly attacked a witness to the festival sword attack. Hirdephal Singh, Pritpal Gill, Jaskaran Singh, Narinder Singh, Surinder Kailey, Karanjeet Bisla, and Malkit Gosal were arrested and charged with assault or witness intimidation. “While the attack on the witness allegedly occurred in Lathrop, the Sutter County District Attorney’s Office received written jurisdiction for the case,” The Appeal-Democrat noted.