A Sikh doctor working in Indiana received death threats from an anonymous caller Thursday
Indiana, March 29 ( Raj Gogna): Monroe Hospital general internist Amandeep Singh was contacted Friday through text by a unknown individual claiming to have murdered the number’s previous owner. The subject then indicated that Singh was next.
Bloomington Police later determined that the phone’s owner was alive and that the number had been hacked by a third party.
Singh says the police are currently treating the incident as a racially motivated hoax. However, officers are continuing their investigation.
Singh has been living and working in the United States since 2003 after graduating from medical school in India. He moved to Indiana three years ago to pursue an administrative position at Monroe Hospital.
This is one of several similar threats against Sikhs in Indiana in the last week including one incident which involved a handgun. SikhsPAC has also received reports from a number of Sikh business owners of vandalism and intimidation.
SikhsPAC is currently working with Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill to address widespread harassment and violence against Sikhs in Indiana.
“American society has no place for this type of violence, ” said Gurinder Singh Khalsa, SikhsPAC Chairman.
Nationally, incidents of violence have been steadily increasing since January.