Gujarat teenager shot dead in US

sunnypatelSunny Patel, 15, was shot dead by an armed robber in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. The robber then stole cash from the register and fled.

His relatives said a robber barged into Mr Hero restaurant owned by his uncle on South Taylor Road and shot the boy in the head.

Sunny was born in the US and Ravi’s father was a philanthropist who donated a good amount to erect an entrance gate at Demol village.

Sunny’s father Ravi Kantibhai Patel had moved to the US from Demol over a decade ago. Sunny was Ravi’s only child.

Some nights after the killing the Cleveland Heights police arrested a suspect who was caught in CCTV footage. He was seen wearing grey sweatpants, a black sweatshirt and a white bandana on his face. However the police have not identified the person nor have they filed any charges against him yet.

This sad tragedy has added to the spate of fatal attacks on the diaspora in the last year.