London, Feb. 22 (ANI): A Sikh shopkeeper has been killed in the UK while trying to fight a gang of teenage robbers who had intruded into his shop.
On Friday, Gurmail Singh, 63, fell to the ground during his clash with a gang of four robbers at his convenience store in the Cowcliffe area of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
A group of passers-by tried to prevent the gang of four leaving the shop but they eventually forced their way out after a struggle.
Singh was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary but died from his injuries in the early hours of Sunday, The Telegraph reports.
While a post mortem examination is yet to confirm whether the shopkeeper was punched to the ground, kicked or struck with a weapon, the police is already treating his death as a murder.
West Yorkshire Police have since confirmed that they had stolen a small amount of cash together with cigarettes and confectionary.
"Mr Singh was a well-known and popular local businessman who had been in this area many years. He was a family man with two adult sons," Det Supt David Pervin, who is leading the investigation, said.
According to onlookers, the gang, all in their teens and wearing dark hooded tops and tracksuit bottoms, went into the Cowcliffe Convenience Store at about 8.30pm on Friday.
"In terms of the witnesses, we can confirm this was a group of six people who heard a commotion at the shop and went to help. None of them were injured during the incident," a police spokesman said. (ANI)