DALJEET Biring and Gurmail Biring have been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the homicide of Lakhwinder Singh Bal in Surrey.
On August 19, 2018, at about 9 p.m., 48-year-old Bal, who was known to police, was involved in an altercation in an alley adjacent to the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant at Prince Charles Boulevard and 96th Avenue in Surrey. He was found unconscious by first responders and taken to hospital where he died of his injuries.
At the time, IHIT Cpl. David Lee told the media: “Mr. Bal was homeless and living on the streets and died as the result of an assault.”
The fight reportedly broke out after a verbal disagreement.
Last week on Friday (October 25), 73-year-old Gurmail Biring and his 42-year-old son Daljeet Biring were arrested by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) and later charged by the B.C. Prosecution Service with second-degree murder for Bal’s death.
IHIT said this was not a random incident nor gang-related. Both accused men appeared before a judge in B.C. Provincial Court on Monday (October 28).
“I am exceedingly proud of our investigators and policing partners for their tireless work on behalf of Mr. Lakhwinder Bal’s family and the wider community,” said Superintendent Dave Chauhan, Officer in Charge of IHIT. “IHIT will continue to support the prosecution as the investigation now transitions to the judicial process.”