INDIANAPOLIS — Tight-knit Sikh communities in Indiana, Long Island and elsewhere mourned Saturday after members learned that four Sikhs were among the eight people killed in the mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis.
Amarjit Sekhon, a 48-year-old mother of two sons, was the breadwinner of her family and one of many members of Indianapolis’ Sikh community employed at the warehouse on the city’s southwest side. Her family is among many left stunned after Sekhon and the seven others were killed late Thursday.
“She was a workaholic, she always was working, working,” her brother-in-law, Kuldip Sekhon, said Saturday. “She would never sit still … the other day she had the [COVID-19] shot and she was really sick, but she still went to work.”
He said his sister-in-law began working at the FedEx facility in November and was a dedicated worker whose husband was disabled.
The grieving extends well beyond Indiana. On Long Island, members of the Sikh community expressed sadness, sympathy and concern about violence toward the people of their faith.
Satleen Kaur, 21, of Plainview, said she has a friend in Indianapolis whose grandmother, Amarjeet Johal, was among the dead. She said she spoke…