Indian-American Chef Dominic Sarkar Found Dead in CaliforniaTop Stories

October 11, 2018 09:56
Indian-American Chef Dominic Sarkar Found Dead in California

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A prominent Indian-American chef Dominic Sarkar was found dead during the early hours on Monday at his Fremont residence.

Sarkar, 56, is a very well known chef at Bay Area and the executive chef at Rangoli restaurant.

According to multiple news reports, police are now investigating Sarkar's death as a homicide as a community resident called in at 12:24 a.m. on Monday, to report the sounds of gunshots.

The caller said that he saw a man of an unknown age or race leaving the house on a bicycle and pedaling away from the incident, according to Lt. Mike Tegner of the Fremont Police Department.

Sarkar was sharing and renting the house with some other family, who was asleep at the time of the shooting, therefore, were unable to see when the suspect arrived and left, according to a CBS San Francisco report.

When police arrived at the incident, they found Sarkar's body in his bedroom while a large border was brought about instantly in hopes of finding the fleeing suspect, for which a drone was as well deployed.

Sarkar used to work at Mountain View, California's Passage to India restaurant for 10 years, possessed by Sushma Taneja, who told CBS San Francisco that Sarkar was to board a flight to India to visit his wife and three daughters the day he was found dead.

He was at that time to return on November 2, after which he was going to work back at Passage to India.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Sarkar was trained at the Indian Institute of Management in Kolkata.

Along with working at Passage to India and Rangoli, Sarkar likewise worked at Raga restaurant in Orlando, Florida, as well as Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, New Delhi, India.

Sarkar specialized in numerous regional Indian cuisines.

-Sowmya Sangam

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