34 South Asian victims in gang-related homicides January 2006-March 2014

Ranjit Singh Cheema who was shot dead in 2006.
Ranjit Singh Cheema who was shot dead in 2006.

 OF the 160 victims of gang-related homicides in B.C. from January 2006 to March 2014, 34 were South Asians, according to the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia’s newly released 2014 Community Report.

South Asians formed 21.3 per cent of the total gang-related homicide victims.

Just in 2012, for example, a number of high-profile gangsters were gunned down:

* Sukhveer (Sukh) Dhak on November 26 in Burnaby

* Randynesh Raman Naicker (aka Randy Naicker) on June 25 in Port Moody

* Gurbinder Singh Toor on May 30 in Port Moody

* Ranjit Singh Cheema on May 2 in southeast Vancouver

* Sandip “Dip” Duhre on January 17 in downtown Vancouver

The ethnicities of other victims of gang-related homicides over the same period:

* White: 74 (46.3 per cent)

* East Asian: 33 (20.6 per cent)

* Middle Eastern: 10 (6.3 per cent)

* First Nations: 6 (3.8 per cent)

* Hispanic: 3 (1.9 per cent)