Indian-American Man Punched To Death In Oklahoma, Suspect Held

US News: An Indian-American motel manager died in Oklahoma after another man punched him in the motel parking lot. According to media reports, the deceased was identified as Hemant Mistry. 

The 59-year-old died in a local hospital after the police responded to the assault near I-40 and Meridian Avenue on Saturday around 10 PM, according to a Hindustan Times report. Mistry hailed from Gujarat.

According to an India Today report, he was punched by the accused, 41-year-old Richard Lewis, after the former had asked him to leave the property.

The victim fell unconscious after he was punched by accused Lewis. He was taken to a hospital, where he died at nearly 7.40 pm on June 23, police told the local media.

Lewis was found at a hotel in the 1900 block of S Meridian Avenue and arrested, as reported by India Today. On June 24, the accused was held on a $100,000 bond at the Oklahoma County jail on an aggravated assault and battery complaint.

Speaking to media, Oklahoma City police said that it was unclear Lewis was asked to leave the property, but he was not willing to exit.

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