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Indian-American Man Kills Friend in Deadly Russian Roulette Game

Vikram Singh Virk of Dallas handed his friend a gun, that he believed to be empty, in a game of Russian roulette.

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The Virks are an ordinary, devout, Sikh immigrant family. And today, they say they are struggling to find answers after their son and brother Vikram Singh Virk has been arrested and charged of murdering his friend in a shocking game of Russian roulette that went horribly wrong.

Vikram Singh Virk of Dallas handed his friend a gun, that he believed to be empty, in a game of Russian roulette.
Vikram Singh Virk. (Photo: Dallas Department)

“We don’t know what happened. We don’t know what is going to happen,” said Sabina Virk, the sister of the 27-year-old Dallas man, who is being held on a $150,000 bond. He is charged with manslaughter.

She told this reporter that the family is not making any statements as they do not know how the events unfolded – but she did speak briefly to a well wisher Amarjeet Kaur, who called her from Gurudwara Sahib of Houston and offered support.

We ask that everyone pray for us. We ask that everyone, as many of you as possible, pray to God. That is all we ask.
– Sabina Virk to Amarpreet Kaur

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What Exactly Happened?

Homicide investigators declined comment but released the arrest affidavit that details the incident.

Vikram Singh Virk of Dallas handed his friend a gun, that he believed to be empty, in a game of Russian roulette.

In the document, police say that Virk, 27, met his friend Jaskaran Singh, 18, in the former’s car at the parking lot of Red Roof Inn. And they played Russian roulette with a gun.

Virk allegedly handed Singh a handgun that he believed he had emptied. Singh then pulled the trigger twice while pointing it at Virk, according to police.

The suspect then took the gun and pointed it at (Singh) and pulled the trigger one time and the gun did not fire. The suspect then pulled the trigger a second time and the gun fired, striking the complainant in the left temple.
–Detective, Virk’s arrest affidavit

Virk rushed Singh to the Methodist Richardson Memorial Hospital where Singh later died. Hospital staff took the handgun from the passenger side of Virk’s car and gave it to the police.

At first, Virk denied he had shot Singh, saying the wound was self inflicted, but later broke down under questioning and confessed.

Russian roulette is a potentially lethal game in which a player places a single round in a revolver, spins the chamber, places the muzzle against his or her head and pulls the trigger. Court records show that Virk does not have an attorney and has been in jail for three days now.

The court will appoint an attorney for him soon, authorities say.

Meanwhile, there are only questions and no answers.

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