In a shocking incident on the night of November 16, Jagraj Singh, a 28-year-old Sikh man hailing from Nathowal village in Ludhiana, fell victim to a fatal shooting in Mississauga, Ontario.
Jagraj had recently moved to Canada, seeking better opportunities, and was working as a security guard with a transport company in Mississauga.
The news has sent waves of tension and grief through Nathowal village in the Raikot division of Ludhiana, as the family received the devastating call from Canada.
Jasvir Singh, an acquaintance of the family, shared that Jagraj Singh, also known as Raj, had been in Canada for just around three months on a student visa.
A postgraduate in mathematics, Raj had previously worked as a private school teacher in Punjab. The decision to relocate to Canada was driven by the pursuit of enhanced employment prospects. His sudden demise has left the family in deep sorrow.
Jasvir Singh provided details of the tragic incident, stating, “On the night of November 16, two masked men shot him dead. That’s all we have been told till now.” Despite being rushed to the hospital, Raj succumbed to his injuries during treatment. The motive behind the attack and the identity of the assailants remain unclear.
Raj is survived by his mother, Sukhdeep Kaur, and an elder brother employed in Dubai. The family, facing financial constraints, had invested Rs 20 lakh to facilitate Raj’s move to Canada. In the wake of this tragedy, they are appealing to the government for assistance in repatriating Raj’s body for the final rites.
Jasvir Singh emphasized that Raj had no known enmities and was on duty at the time of the incident. The community is left searching for answers as they come to terms with the loss of a promising young life. As investigations unfold in Canada, the grief-stricken family awaits clarity on the circumstances surrounding Raj’s untimely demise.