A 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in West London on Wednesday, Nov.24, over a fake Gucci pouch he always wore.
The British Sikh teenager, identified as Rishmeet Singh was stabbed to death in a residential street in Hounslow on Wednesday evening.
According to the Metropolitan Police, officers and paramedics from London Ambulance Service (LAS) responded to Raleigh Road in Southall on Wednesday night after receiving reports of a stabbing.
The responding officers located the teen with critical knife injuries.
“Despite the efforts of emergency services, he died at the scene a short time later. His next of kin have been informed; formal identification awaits,” the Met Police said.
“Homicide detectives from Specialist Crime have been informed. There have been no arrests. Inquiries are ongoing,” they said.
The police are appealing anyone with information related to the murder to come forward and report to the authorities.
A shopkeeper told the Standard: “Police came to check my CCTV and said there had been a stabbing, I couldn’t believe it.”
“I knew him, he was a good guy.”
“His friends are all saying he was stabbed over this Gucci bag, it wasn’t even real. It’s terrible.”
“I wish I had heard something or he had run to me. I would have pulled down the shutters to keep him safe – I had the staff to handle it,” the man, who did not wish to be named, told the news outlet.
According to locals, Rishmeet lived with his disabled mother above a shop close to where he was killed.
He did part-time jobs to care for his mother, sources said.
“He was a very good friend. It’s so sad,” a friend, Daljit Singh said.
“He was caring for his mother, he worked very hard doing part-time jobs…what he could. He was always doing shopping for her. He was very good to her.”
“She was crying outside this morning. All over a Gucci bag that’s not worth anything,” he said.
Rishmeet is the 28th teenager to get killed in London this year. A murder investigation is underway, the MET said.