- Sital Singh Dosanjh of Fresno killed Gurpreet Kaur Dosanjh out of anger for planning to divorce his son.
A 74-year-old Indian American man from Fresno, California, has been charged with fatally shooting his daughter-in-law last week. Sital Singh Dosanjh killed Gurpreet Kaur Dosanjh at the parking lot of a Walmart in South San Jose where she worked. It is believed that he shot her on Sept. 30, “possibly out of anger over her plans to divorce his son,” Mercury News reported, citing authorities.
According to the report, a police investigation revealed that before her murder, Gurpreet Kaur was on the phone with her uncle, telling him that she was “frightened” that her father-in-law was looking for her. She said she saw him “driving in the lot,” and that he “traveled 150 miles to find her.” The uncle told the police that it was the last thing he heard from his niece, “before phone call disconnected,” the Mercury News report said.
Five hours later, Gurpreet Kaur’s body was discovered by a coworker, “in the same lot, in the same car, suffering from at least two gunshot wounds,” the report continued. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The uncle reportedly helped investigators formally identify Dosanjh as the likely suspect. He told the police that his niece “was in the process of divorcing Dosanjh’s son. He told the police that the husband and his father lived in Fresno, while Gurpreet Kaur lived in San Jose, the Mercury News report said.
The police arrested Dosanjh from his home in Fresno, and during a search there, they found a .22-caliber Beretta pistol. He is currently in the Main Jail in San Jose, where he has been held without bail. He appeared in a San Jose courtroom, on Oct. 5. He was wearing “a red jumpsuit reserved for high-security inmates, had a blue surgical mask over his face and did not speak,” per Mercury News. He did not enter a plea and was ordered to return to court on Nov. 14.