London, Oct 29 (IANS) The father of an Indian-origin waiter, killed 17 years ago in Scotland, has died while waiting for justice for his son, a media report said.
Darshan Singh Chhokar led a long campaign after his son Surjit was killed in Overtown in 1998.
His lawyer Aamer Anwar on Wednesday tweeted that the man died while waiting for his son’s murderers to be brought to justice, the Daily Record reported on Wednesday.
“Sadly Darshan Singh Chhokar – warrior, proud father, fighter for justice – passed away last night. His legacy will live on,” the lawyer tweeted.
A man is to stand trial next year charged with Surjit’s murder.
Prosecutors said that Ronnie Coulter, 47, was acting with two other men — Andrew Coulter and David Montgomery — at the time of the alleged attack on Surjit. Coulter did previously “evince malice and ill-will” towards Surjit, according to prosecutors.
Coulter is also accused of attempting to hide clothes worn during the murder along with a case of knives.