Another incident highlighting the ever rising hate crimes in US has come to light.
Gujreet Singh a religious leader at a local Sikh gurudwara, who is also an Uber driver filed charges against a passenger who he claims held a gun to his head as a conversation about his ethnicity and religion spiralled out of control.
The advocacy organisation Sikh Coalition claims that the passenger pointed a gun to the driver’s head and said, “I hate turban people. I hate beard people,” The Washington Post reported.
The incident reportedly took place on 29th January and leader of Sikh Coalition are fretting over the fact that the sheriff’s office in Illinois is yet to arrest the passenger.
Rock Island County Sheriff Gerry Bustos told the Washington Post that he was looking to book the passenger on charges of aggravated assault and is awaiting information that the sheriff’s office has requested from Uber.