An Indian-origin man was killed by a homeless man inside a retailer in the US metropolis of Lithonia, Georgia, on January 16, 2024.
He was recognized as 25-year-old Vivek Saini.
Witnesses advised WSB-TV Saini was attacked with a hammer by a homeless man on the Chevron Food Mart at Snapfinger and Cleveland Road in Lithonia.
Workers at Food Mart mentioned they allowed the homeless man to come in and out of their retailer.
Police recognized him as 53-year-old Julian Faulkner.
“He requested us for chips, and coke. We gave him the whole lot together with the water,” a employee of the shop advised WSB-TV.
“He requested if I might get a blanket I mentioned we don’t have blankets so I gave him a jacket. He was strolling in and out asking him for cigarettes water and the whole lot,” mentioned the worker. “He was sitting right here on a regular basis and we by no means requested him to get out as a result of we all know that it’s chilly.”
Saini requested Faulkner to go away.
“He requested him to go away or else he was going to name the cops, he had been there for 2 days,” mentioned the worker.
Police mentioned Faulkner attacked him with a hammer.
The attacker is presently in jail.
Why did Vivek go to the US?
Vivek Saini hails from Haryana state of India.
He accomplished his BTech in Computer Science from Chandigarh University.
The Indian-origin scholar lately accomplished his Masters in Business Administration from Alabama University.
Vivek’s cousin Simran advised India Today his physique reached India and his final rites are additionally over.
“He was a good scholar who simply wished a respectable job to assist himself and his household. He used to work in a retailer, and for the final many days, the particular person recognized as Vivek’s killer used to come to the shop and beg for cigarettes,” Simran mentioned.
Vivek used to give him cigarettes, however on that day, he refused and mentioned he would name the police if the man got here to annoy them once more. Later, he got here with a hammer and cold-bloodedly killed my brother,” mentioned Simran.