The murderer of America’s first turbaned Sikh police officer, Sandeep Dhaliwal, has finally been meted out justice -- the death sentence. Convict Robert Solis was, on Wednesday, awarded the capital punishment by a jury at the Harris County Criminal Court in Houston.
The sentence gives closure to a four-year-old case which shook the town as well as America. A 38-year-old, Sandeep Dhaliwal, made national headlines in 2015 when he gained permission to wear a turban as part of his uniform. Five articles -- Kesh (uncut hair), Kara (a steel bracelet), Kanga (a wooden comb), Kachh (a cotton undergarment) and Kirpan (a short ceremonial knife) -- are absolute essentials in the Sikh faith and are required to be carried by men all the time.