HENRY H. D’ANALYSIO/AFP/Getty Images HENRICO MORALES/AFP-Getty Images DANIEL KAMMEN/AFP – Getty Images HANNAH NOLAN/AFP via Getty Images JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP (Getty Images) HANDA HAWKINS/AFP through Getty Images WESTERN PAUL, PAUL (Reuters) – Hindu-American friends and relatives of two people killed in a firebombing at a Hindu temple in New Jersey have lost their relationship with their loved ones, a newspaper reported.
The New Jersey Star-Ledger in Newark, New Jersey, said on Wednesday the two were killed in the blaze at the Indian American Heritage Center, which happened on the morning of January 21.
A fire has burned at the Hindu Temple in Newark on January 21, 2017.
A firefighter stands at the entrance of the Hindu-Indian Cultural Center in Newark.
A New Jersey firefighter and an unidentified New Jersey woman were killed when a fire broke out at the New Jersey Indian-American Heritage Center in New York City on January 20, 2017, according to the state’s fire marshal.
A spokesperson for the fire marshals office in Newark declined to comment.
The newspaper reported the victims are both members of the H.D. Stupak, a local Indian-Americans congregation.
The Star-Leader reported the two members of Indian descent were identified as Raja Dass and Kailash Satyarthi.
Indian-Americans are a minority in the United States.
They have been under siege from racism and religious intolerance since the 19th century.
The Hindu-Muslim Temple in Queens, New York, was torched on January 18, 2017 by a fire bomb at its entrance, killing two people and injuring four.