Police in Yuba City have arrested four people in connection with the beating outside of the Lathrop Target store last month — an attack, they say, that is tied to a violent altercation involving swords and brass knuckles at the Northern California community’s annual Sikh parade last November.
Parmvir Singh Gosal, Pritpal Singh Gill, Jaskaran Singh and Narinder Singh were arrested and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail this week on charges of dissuading a witness, assault with a deadly weapon and robbery.
The San Joaquin County case surfaced when a witness videotaped a group of East Indian men attacking what appeared to be two men outside of the entrance to the Target store — viciously stomping the man’s head into the ground to the point he appears to lose consciousness.
Lathrop Police investigators began working on the case and asking the public for information about the potential identity of the attackers, but came back several days later to report that the case actually stemmed from an incident that took place in Yuba City last year – where a victim was left with several lacerations to his face and a leg wound after being attacked by three men.
The men attacked outside of the Target store were reportedly witnesses in the Yuba City beating last year and were targeted by nine men in an attempt to dissuade them from testifying against the men that are awaiting trial on charges of attempted murder, mayhem and special allegations of great bodily injury.
Three additional suspects in the attack — Karanjeet Singh, 32, of Lathrop, Surinder Singh Kailey, 30, of Tracy, and Malkit Singh Gosal, 50, of Tracy — have been identified but not taken into custody, while two of the attackers are still unknown to authorities.
Anybody with any information about the case is urged to contact Detective Singh with the Yuba City Police Department at 530.822.2028.
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