Canadian Sikh Charged With Murder For Stabbing Wife To Death
TORONTO, (IANS) – A 40-year-old Canadian Sikh has been charged with second-degree murder for fatally stabbing his wife at their home in British Columbia province, police said.
Navinder Gill of Surrey was taken into custody by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team for stabbing his wife Harpreet Kaur, 40, multiple times on December 7.
A statement by Lower Mainland’s IHIT Asaid said, “On December 16, a charge of second-degree murder was laid against Navinder Gill.”
The victim, a mother of three, was taken to the hospital but succumbed to her injuries.
Sgt. Timothy Pierotti of the IHIT had then said in a statement to the media that investigators are working round-the-clock to solve the case.
“These incidents have a significant impact, not only on the family and friends of the victim, but the entire community,” Pierotti said.
Hinting that it could be a case of domestic violence, he said “any time that there’s an allegation of domestic violence, police take it very seriously”.
Meanwhile, a GoFundMe campaign has been launched for Harpreet’s family in India to help cover travel costs, funeral arrangements, and legal fees.
“Harpreet’s parents and her brother reside in India. They are devastated and finding it incredibly difficult to bear the loss of their beautiful daughter and sister,” the GoFundMe statement read.
It said that Harpreet’s parents are also concerned about the future of their grandchildren and want to seek legal advice regarding their custody.
The campaign, which seeks to raise $20,000, has so far raised $10,906.
“They are a middle-class family with little savings and are trying desperately to attend her funeral and perform the last rites,” the campaign statement added.