London, UK—Harjinder Singh Bhurji of Ilford was murdered last night during car jacking in Ilford, East London, UK. Harjinder Singh was stabbed in the chest after he refused to hand over the car keys and later pronounced dead at the scene.
Metropolitan Police said the 32-year-old initially tried to hide his car keys under the seat but the masked man threatened to harm his friend if he refused to hand them over.
It is believed he was stabbed before he could reach the keys but officers said, despite his injuries, he then found them and gave them to the thief who drove off.
Police were called to the scene in the early hours of the morning at 1.10am and found Mr Bhurji, who lived in Ilford, had suffered a chest wound. He was later pronounced dead at by medics at 1.42am.
The car was later found abandoned in Forest Glade, Chingford, east London, at 2.45am.
This comes a year after a Sikh named Sukhvinder Singh living in Barking, east London was stabbed after he stepped in to help an innocent women whom was being mugged. Sukhvinder Singh was stabbed multiple times in January 2010 and died leaving behind wife and children in Punjab.
Friends of Mr Bhurji left flowers on the road where he had been attacked. Some local people stopping to read the tributes claimed there have been other attempted carjackings in Ilford this summer.
Harjinder has been decribed by friends and family as happy, caring person always willing to help others in need. A friend Paul Thethi said: “From what we hear it was a random carjacking. He was just dropping off a friend and then he got attacked. Really sad, shocking thing about it, was it was wrong place, wrong time really.”
Four men have been arrested in relation to the murder of Harjinder Singh Bhurji. Three men have been detained on suspicion of murder while the fourth has been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods..
Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 1570 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No arrests have been made.