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Ajmer Hothi, 23, was found shot to death in Stockton,California


Hothi's family sues Gurparkash Khalsa for $15 million, claiming emotional suffering

Stockton, California, January 26, 2009
Surinder Singh

Ajmer Hothi's family has filed a $15 million civil lawsuit against Gurparkash Khalsa claiming wrongful death inflicting emotional suffering. The Hothi's family members want compensation for their loss and to send a message that honor killings.

Hothi family's attorney Steven Brown filed the lawsuit Thursday in San Joaquin County Superior Court on behalf of Jasvir Kaur, Hothi's widow; Avtar Hothi, his father; and Manjit Kaur Hothi, the dead man's mother.On Friday, he said:

  • Hothi family want to make it clear that Gurparkash Khalsa needs to be held accountable
  • They're extremely distraught and upset.

Khalsa's attorney, Joel Carash, declined to comment for this story, citing the pending trial. Khalsa and his attorneys are due in court next month to ask a judge to dismiss the criminal charges ahead of the jury trial set for May.

May 1, 2009: Criminal trial expected to begin



Ajmer Hothi