- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) - The Sacramento County city of Elk Grove is building a new park to honor two Sikh men who were killed more than five years ago.

The Sacramento Bee reports (https://bit.ly/2alWXxi ) that city officials say the 5-acre Singh and Kaur Park will be among the first in the nation to honor the Sikh community.

Singh, meaning lion, is part of every Sikh man’s name while Kaur, or lioness, forms part of every Sikh woman’s name.

A portion of the park will be dedicated to 65-year-old Surinder Singh and 78-year-old Gurmej Singh Atwal who were shot to death in March 2011 in what is believed to be a hate crime. The case is still unsolved.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee, https://www.sacbee.com

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