Indian-origin petrol station owner murdered in broad daylight in America, daughter's birthday was on that day
The Indian-origin owner of a petrol station in the US state of Georgia was murdered in broad daylight in front of a bank on his daughter's birthday. Police station is also located along with this bank. TV station WTVM quoted the county coroner as saying that 45-year-old Amit Patel was shot and killed during a robbery in Columbus. His partner Vini Patel told that he was planning to celebrate his three-year-old daughter's birthday after depositing the receipt of weekend sales from his petrol pump in the bank. She said, she can never forget what happened to her father on his birthday. According to him, Amit Patel is survived by his wife and daughter.
Vini Patel told the media report that the shooter took the money that Amit Patel was going to deposit. He said that Amit Patel was a very good man, had an efficient handling and did a lot for his employees.
Columbus Mayor Skip Henderson tells WRBL TV that law enforcement is fully committed to speedy arrests in every case. An official from the station said Amit Patel's murder was the 65th murder this year in Columbus, which has a population of 206,922 and is the second largest city in the state of Georgia.
It is a big deal to have 65 murders out of 46 recorded in 2020, which according to WTVM was a record in itself. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the US has seen an increase in homicides in recent years to 21,570, a jump of nearly 30 percent in 2020 from 16,669 recorded in 2019.
According to preliminary data the number of murders continued to rise. The spike in killings coincides with a campaign by some Democrats and other leftists to cut police budgets, as well as reduce the number of law enforcement personnel or scrap police departments, in response to protests over the killing of an African-American. is in view.
However, the rise in crime has brought a backlash with candidates like Eric Adams, former New York police captain, Who promises to end the crimes that won the election last month and the police department's defeat in the Minneapolis referendum.