Brampton: Third arrest in murder of Paviter Bassi

Victim: Paviter Singh Bassi

ONTARIO’S Peel Regional Police announced on Saturday that a third male has been arrested in the murder of Paviter Singh Bassi of Brampton.

On Friday (March 23), investigators arrested and charged Gurraj Bassi, 21, of Brampton, with first-degree murder. He is not a relative of the victim. He is the cousin of Karanvir Singh Bassi, of Brampton, who was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the same case on March 20.

On March 21, Guryodh Singh Khattra, 22, of Brampton was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the case.

On March 19, at approximately 5:50 p.m., officers responded to reports of an assault taking place in the area of Sandalwood Parkway East and Cedarcliff Trail in the City of Brampton. Upon arrival, officers located Paviter Bassi suffering from life-threatening injuries. He was rushed to a Toronto Trauma Centre and succumbed to his injuries the following day.

(Ontario media reports had said that some men had beaten the victim with sticks and that he suffered life-threatening head injuries.)

This is the eighth homicide of 2018 in Peel Region.

Investigators are appealing for witnesses, Dash-cam video, surveillance video, or anyone who may have information concerning this investigation to contact Peel Regional Police Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121 Ext 3205. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting