Grieving scenes at Brit-Indian shopkeeper Gurmail Singh's funeral in Huddersfield

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Huddersfield (UK), Mar 23(ANI): Murdered Indian-origin shopkeeper Gurmail Singh's funeral was held in Huddersfield, UK, on Monday.

Singh had suffered serious head injuries after he was struck at least nine times with a weapon during an alleged robbery at his store on February 20. He died in hospital the next day.

About 2,000 mourners attended the funeral, and joined Singh's widow Mohinder Kaur to share her grief.

Members of the Asian community carried the coffin into a Sikh temple as friends from Singh's hometown Cowcliffe looked on, The Sun reports.

Singh was said to be an extremely well respected shopkeeper who many have described as a pillar of the community

Pub landlady Sharon Pickup said that all his friends are still in shock and as he was loved by everyone.

Police said Singh came to the UK in 1963 and he leaves a wife, two adult sons and a daughter.

He celebrated his 63rd birthday the day before he died.

Earlier, 20-year-old Muawaz Khalid and three 17-year-old boys were charged with the murder of Singh and robbery, and were remanded in custody.

One of the accused, a 17-year-old student, who appeared at Huddersfield Youth Court had admitted of robbing Singh two days before he was fatally attacked.

A fifth man, 20-year-old Umare Aslam, has also been accused and charged with the murder. He appeared before Huddersfield Magistrates' Court on last week. (ANI)

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