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Sikh community demands answers after FBI says Indianapolis FedEx shooting NOT a hate crime

Indianapolis

A shooting that killed eight victims including four Sikh Americans at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis in April was not motivated by hate, the FBI and local authorities announced on Wednesday.

Investigation results: After going through 120 interviews and 150 pieces of evidence, investigators found no evidence that the suspect Brandon Scott Hole committed his crimes “to address perceived injustices or to advance an ideology.” Instead, they concluded that the 19-year-old — who killed himself after murdering his victims — performed “an act of suicidal murder,” according to the Indianapolis Star.

Indianapolis Community Remembers the 8 Victims of FedEx Shooting

Eight people were killed in the shooting at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis, four of whom belonged to the Sikh community.

It is with heavy hearts that we remember those that were killed in the Indianapolis shooting including four members of our #Sikh community, Amarjeet Kaur Johal, Jaswinder Singh, Jasvinder Kaur and Amarjit Sekhon. #stopasianhate #waheguru @tdsb pic.twitter.com/2EOr5dnXCS

‘Father of Fiber Optics’ Narinder Singh Kapany Passes Away at 94

Narinder Singh Kapany

Narinder Singh Kapany, known as the “Father of Fiber Optics” for introducing the term in a 1960 Scientific American article, passed away in his Woodside, California home on Dec. 3 at 94.

Born in Moga, Punjab-India on Oct. 31, 1926, Kapany lived in Dehradun and graduated from Agra University in 1948, according to The Sikh Foundation. He received his doctorate at Imperial College London in 1955 and migrated to the United States after marrying Satinder Kaur.