EXCLUSIVE: Thug who beat Sikh man, 66, to death in NYC road rage attack is seen in court as he's charged with a hate crime and manslaughter

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A thug who allegedly hit a Sikh man to decease during successful a New York City road rage onslaught is facing a bid of caller dislike crime charges.

Gilbert Augustin sewage into a fender bender with Jasmer Singh who was driving his woman location from a doctor’s assignment successful Kew Gardens, Queens, which prompted an statement breaking retired betwixt nan pair. 

A tribunal filing revealed that arsenic Singh returned to his Toyota, Augustin allegedly punched him 3 times successful nan caput and face, which caused Singh to autumn to nan crushed and suffer a encephalon injury.

Augustin was initially charged pinch manslaughter, battle and aggravated unlicensed cognition of a centrifugal conveyance astatine nan clip of nan apprehension - but his charges person now been upgraded to see dislike crime. 

The caller charges see 'manslaughter successful nan first grade arsenic a dislike crime, manslaughter successful nan first degree, battle successful nan 2nd grade arsenic a dislike crime and battle successful nan 2nd degree'. 

Gilbert Augustin,30, was seen successful tribunal coming for nan first clip for allegedly murdering Jasmer Singh, 66, successful a roadworthy rage incident

 Singh was driving his woman location from a doctor’s assignment successful Kew Gardens, Queens erstwhile he sewage into a fender-bender pinch Augustin 

Augustin is being held astatine Rikers Island situation and was seen successful tribunal for nan first clip today

At his arraignment today, Augustin was charged successful a 20-count indictment. The caller charges see 'manslaughter successful nan first grade arsenic a dislike crime, manslaughter successful nan first degree, battle successful nan 2nd grade arsenic a dislike crime and battle successful nan 2nd degree'

Queens District Attorney, Melinda Katz said : 'This is simply a lawsuit of a fender bender instantly escalating to hateful connection and past brutal, deadly violence'

He is being held astatine Rikers Island situation and was seen successful tribunal for nan first clip today. 

Queens District Attorney, Melinda Katz said: 'This is simply a lawsuit of a fender bender instantly escalating to hateful connection and past brutal, deadly violence. 

'We will show successful tribunal that it was a rage inflamed by dislike that led to this senseless tragedy. 

'The suspect will person to reply to immoderate very superior charges. I want to convey my agency and nan NYPD for thoroughly investigating this crime.'

At his arraignment today, Augustin was charged successful a 20-count indictment.

 Witnesses said they heard Augustin many times mention to Singh arsenic 'Turban man'

According to officials, nan 30-year-old had reportedly reached into Singh's Toyota and ripped his compartment phone retired of his manus aft they crashed. 

Witnesses said they heard a antheral sound opportunity 'no police' earlier nan altercation began. They also heard Augustin many times mention to Singh arsenic 'Turban man'.

Singh soon followed Augustin's Ford Mustang earlier he based on pinch him and sewage his telephone back.

As Singh went backmost to his car, it is alleged Augustin dealt 3 vicious blows to his caput and face. Singh reportedly fell to nan crushed and suffered a fatal encephalon injury.

Augustin allegedly fled nan segment aft nan deadly attack, while Singh was rushed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center wherever he died nan adjacent day. 

His son, identified arsenic Mr. Multani told WCBS that his begetter was near pinch a surgery skull and 2 missing beforehand teeth arsenic a consequence of nan attack. 

A tribunal filing revealed that arsenic he returned to his Toyota, Augustin allegedly punched him 3 times successful nan caput and face, which caused Singh to autumn to nan crushed and suffer a encephalon injury

His son, identified arsenic Mr. Multani that his begetter was near pinch a surgery skull and 2 missing beforehand teeth arsenic a consequence of nan attack. Sing was declared dormant nan adjacent time of nan attack

'The feline was addressing my begetter pinch his costumes, pinch his turbans. There was nary logic for personification to spell successful that intensity. My begetter was targeted and it is simply a imaginable dislike crime,' Multani said. 

He further said that Singh's woman was near traumatized and pinch a 'terrible impression' aft her husband's life was taken. 

Singh and his woman were preparing for an upcoming travel to India, wherever he was from. 

Multani described his precocious begetter arsenic an educated, 'very noble person, a elemental person.' 

'The feline was addressing my begetter pinch his costumes, pinch his turbans. There was nary logic for personification to spell successful that intensity. My begetter was targeted and it is simply a imaginable dislike crime,' Multani said

He further said that Singh's woman was near traumatized and pinch a 'terrible impression' aft her husband's life was taken

Multani told nan channel: 'Consider nan information of Sikh community, please, that cipher would suffer nan father, brother, aliases son, for illustration I did'

Multiple ceremonial services, including accepted Sikh ceremonial services, were held for Singh

New York City Mayor Eric Adams shared his condolences successful a station to X (formerly Twitter). 

'Jasmer Singh loved his metropolis and deserved truthful overmuch much than his tragic death. On behalf of each New Yorkers, I want our Sikh organization to cognize you person much than our condolences.'

'You person our ineffable vow that we cull nan hatred that took this guiltless life and we will protect you,' Adams said successful his post. 

Just earlier he posted that, nan New York City Mayor besides said: 'Our squad will beryllium gathering pinch Sikh leaders this week to talk nan needs of this captious organization successful this challenging moment.' 

Multani told nan channel: 'Consider nan information of Sikh community, please, that cipher would suffer nan father, brother, aliases son, for illustration I did.'

Multiple ceremonial services, including accepted Sikh ceremonial services, were held for Singh.  

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