RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) – The mayor of the San Francisco Bay Area city of Richmond is expressing his sympathies to the city’s Sikh community following a brutal attack on a man last month.
The East Bay Times reports Richmond resident Maan Singh Khalsa was attacked by three men on Sept. 25. They cut off his religiously mandated unshorn hair and cut him at an intersection near Hilltop Mall Drive following a confrontation.
A Sikh civil rights organization, The Sikh Coalition, called last week for hate crime charges to be brought against two of the men who have been arrested. A third man remains at large, the newspaper reported.
Mayor Tom Butts says the assault left the Richmond community shocked and seeking justice for the 41-year-old Khalsa.
The case is being reviewed by the district attorney.