ONTARIO’S Peel Regional Police on Tuesday confirmed to The VOICE that the December 14 attack with swords and bats on two people in Brampton was carried out by South Asian young men. However, police didn’t say if they were international students.
The victims were a 21-year-old man from Brampton and a 20-year-old woman from Brampton. They both suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital, Constable Sarah Patten said.
Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a vehicle that fled the scene of the large fight that occurred on December 14 at approximately 1:05 a.m. Police were called to the area of Ruth Avenue and Kennedy Road in relation to a large group of males that were fighting on the roadway.
Investigation revealed that two people were walking in the area and were assaulted by several males who used swords and bats. A black or dark coloured Jeep Wrangler with damage to the front windshield was seen fleeing the area, almost striking several people in the process.
Soon after, police identified those involved and arrested and charged 12 men from Brampton with assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. All were released and will attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton at a later date.
Those charged are:
Baljeet Bhatta, 22
Narender Singh, 27
Kirandeep Singh, 22
Harmanpreet Singh, 22
Baldeep Mangat, 22
Armaandeep Grewal, 20
Sunil Kumar, 23
Harjot Dhillon, 22
Prabhjot Singh, 21
Nishjyot Singh, 21
Dilpreet Sidhu, 21
Gurbir Dhillon, 22
Investigators have been attempting to locate a black or dark coloured Jeep Wrangler with damage to the front windshield and are asking the public for their assistance. Police do not have a photo of the vehicle.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators from the 22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121 ext. 2233. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca