Former Indian shot put medallist arrested in US for killing spouse and mom

Washington, August 26

Iqbal Singh, a former Asian Championship bronze medallist for India, has been charged with homicide within the US after he chillingly admitted to killing his spouse and mom, in line with media reviews.

Singh, 62, from Delaware County in Pennsylvania, known as police on Sunday morning to confess his crime, The Philadelphia Inquirer quoted officers as saying.

When police arrived at Singh’s house in Newtown Township, they discovered Singh coated in blood, affected by self-inflicted stab wounds. Inside have been the our bodies of the 2 girls, the report mentioned.

Singh was charged on Monday with first- and third-degree homicide, court docket data present, and remained in custody, denied bail given the character of the fees. There was no indication that he had employed an lawyer, it mentioned.

The former shot-putter gained a bronze medal on the 1983 Asian Athletics Championship, which was held in Kuwait. This remained the most important achievement of his sporting profession earlier than he moved to the US.

He was working as a taxicab driver, US media reviews mentioned.

Singh was taken to an space hospital for the therapy of self-inflicted accidents, the place he stays in police custody, NBC News reported.

At Singh’s house on Rockwood Road, police discovered his mom, Nasib Kaur, mendacity unresponsive on the primary flooring together with her throat slit. Singh’s spouse, Jaspal Kaur, was discovered upstairs, equally wounded. Both girls have been pronounced lifeless on the scene, in line with the affidavit of possible trigger for his arrest.

The motive within the slayings was unclear.

“At this point, there’s been no previous criminal contact with this individual and so the mystery of why this happened is still a mystery,” CBS Local quoted Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer as saying.

A chilling telephone name between Singh and his son introduced the responding officers to his house.

“I killed both of them. I killed your mother and grandmother. Call the police to come get me,” he informed his son over telephone.

“He then talked to his daughter, who was with her brother and told her the same story. That’s when law enforcement was contacted, they arrived and they found Singh covered in blood, injured. But they also found the two deceased individuals in the home,” Stollsteimer mentioned.

Neighbours say the now-accused killer was well-known. He was typically seen strolling and meditating within the quiet Newtown Square neighbourhood.

But they are saying one thing appeared off a day earlier than the killings.

“He didn’t seem to be his usual self. When he was doing his prayers, I just kind of sensed that he was maybe a little bit off or agitated about something,” neighbour Sue Davison mentioned. PTI  

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