London, Jan 10 (ANI): The Metropolitan Police has launched a massive hunt to find the murderers of Indian origin 'have-a-go hero' Sukhwinder Singh, who pursued two men who robbed a 28-year-old woman near Barking station in east London.
Sukhwinder Singh, 31, a father-of-one, was stabbed after chasing thieves who had snatched a woman's handbag on Saturday.
When he caught up with them a fight broke out and Singh was stabbed. He was taken to the Royal London hospital but later died.
Police described Singh as "brave" and his death as "tragic". They set up a cordon around the murder scene and officers searched bins for the murder weapon or the discarded stolen bag.
They also issued descriptions of two suspects who were described as black, aged in their 20s to 30s, and 5'7" to 6'0" in height, The Telegraph reports.
Detective Inspector John Sandlin said: "This is a tragic death of a man who was killed for attempting to stop others committing crime.
"I am appealing for anyone that knows who committed this crime, or who has any information about those who committed this crime, to do the right thing and come forward and contact police."
Sandlin also urged anyone who had seen the robbery, the following altercation or people fleeing the area to come forward.
Singh had lived in the UK for around 10 years, the police said.
He had cousins in Barking but his child lived in India. (ANI)