Thursday, July 5, 2018

18 people to be charged with misdemeanors in Sikh temple brawl

By Vic Ryckaert
Members of the Gurdwara Sikh Temple standing outside the Greenwood building on Sunday evening
INDIANAPOLIS---Two suspects face an additional charge of battery causing bodily injury, Cooper said. A battery charge carries up to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine. The investigation into the fight stalled days after the brawl occurred because witnesses were not cooperating. But apparently those obstacles have since been resolved. "I'm pleased that the leadership of the temple and the national organization was very cooperative in helping us identify the people who were the aggressors," Cooper said Monday. Surveillance video from inside the temple showed more than 100 people crowded together when a few started fighting. One man smashed a tea pot over another person's head. About 40 people may have been involved in the fight. Some faces were obscured by the turbans Sikhs wear as a symbol of their faith. [More]
Johnson County Prosecutors Office releases raw footage of the Sikh temple brawl in Greenwood. (Photo: Johnson County Prosecutors Office)