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  1. Two Sikh Americans killed in U.S. Press Trust of India Washington, July 30, 2017 00:00 IST Updated: July 30, 2017 03:37 IST Two Sikh Americans have been killed in separate incidents in California, according to community organisations and media reports. Subag Singh, 68, was found dead in a canal after he went missing in the morning of June 23. His body had injuries. California law enforcement officials from Fresno county have said that they were trying to find out who was responsible for the killing of the elderly Sikh American. “Deputies found his body with visible trauma in a canal on McCall and Jensen. Investigators are trying to piece together what led up to the body being found in a canal,” Fox26 news said in a report. Hate crime probe Deputies are not saying if this was a hate crime or not, but members of the Sikh community say this would not be the first, it said. “Honestly, we are very hurt, it just hurts us. And it just we then, think what else do we need to do,” Gurdeep Shergill, a local community leader, was quoted as saying. In a separate incident, Simranjit Singh, 20, of Elk Grove was shot dead on July 25 outside a gas station where he worked. He was shot dead reportedly by men who had earlier assaulted his co-worker. “At this point in both investigations, it is unclear if either of these crimes were racially motivated but we are working with both local and federal laws enforcement authorities to ensure these murders are thoroughly investigated and that the local jurisdictions are treating the cases with the utmost importance,” said Sikh American Legal Defence and Education Fund. There have been a number of attacks targeting Indian-Americans and Sikhs in the recent months.