A MAN accused of killing his father has been remanded in custody.
Jasknwal Rana, 32, appeared in court yesterday following the death of his father Tarsam Singh.
The 75-year-old from Alder Street in Fartown died on Friday.
Rana appeared in Huddersfield Magistrates’ Court yesterday morning accused of manslaughter.
He was not asked to enter a plea.
Rana, who wore a dark suit and light blue shirt, spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth.
Magistrates remanded the former teacher in custody until May 16 when he will appear at Bradford Crown Court.
Police and paramedics were called to Mr Singh’s semi-detached home on Alder Street at around 8.30pm on Friday.
Officers sealed off the area while an ambulance crew rushed the injured man to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
Mr Singh was pronounced dead at the hospital.
He leaves behind his widow Gurmit Kaur Rana. Besides their son, the couple had three daughters – none of whom live in Huddersfield.
Mr Singh was a well-known member of Huddersfield’s Sikh community, serving as treasurer and registrar of Fartown Temple for 10 years.
He helped raise funds for the new temple building on Hillhouse Lane in 1997.
Last night temple trustee Jagat Singh Lalli paid tribute to the dead man.
He said: “He worked for the community and the temple for a long while. He was a well-respected member of the community.
“He used to donate the money he got for being a registrar to the temple.”
Mr Singh Lalli, 77, of New North Road in Edgerton had known Tarsam Singh for 45 years. He said: “It was a great shock when I heard that he had died.
“I am concerned for his wife now that her husband has died.”
Mr Singh Lalli’s daughter Aminder Kaur knew Tarsam Singh when her family lived on Alder Street.
The 44-year-old said last night: “Mr Singh was a nice person who worked hard all his life and kept himself to himself.
“We grew up on the same street and his daughters were around the same age as me. We knew the family well and we’ve been to all their weddings.”
Mr Singh was originally from the Punjab region of India and moved to Huddersfield in the 1960s to work in the mills.
He went on to work as a Punjabi interpreter at Huddersfield Magistrates’ Court.