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NEW YORK: Two Punjabi men have been arrested in connection with the killing of 21-year-old Amritpal Sandhu of Modesto in Turlock in northern California on Wednesday. Modesto is about 80 kilometres from California’s capital city of Sacramento.
According to Sandhu’s family, he was called by someone on the phone just when he returned home from work midnight Tuesday.
Authorities said Sandhu called for help early Wednesday, telling the California Highway Patrol that someone was shooting at him along Highway 99 near Turlock, according to the Modesto Bee newspaper. Residents in the area also heard shots being fired.
Responding to the call, police reached the spot. They found Sandhu shot dead in his white Infiniti that had hit a curb.
Police said they have arrested 21-year-old Pardeep Singh (right in the above picture) and 22-year-old Kultar Singh Dhatt (left in the above picture) on suspicion of murder.
The victim, who was employed as a driver by a beverage company, had reportedly moved to California with his family from Jalandhar four years ago.