Guilty verdict against Surjit Dosanjh for two counts of manslaughter

ON April 13, 2015, at 2:10 a.m., the Richmond RCMP received a call of a fire at a home in the 10100-block of Cornerbrook Crescent. First responders found a 66-year-old and a 13-year-old at the residence and both died as a result of their injuries. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was called in to investigate.

The older victim’s 37-year-old son-in-law, Surjit Dosanjh, was arrested and charged in connection with the two deaths. There is a publication ban on the victims’ names.

In January 2018, Dosanjh’s trial began in B.C. Supreme Court.

On July 13, Dosanjh was found guilty of two counts of manslaughter.

During his trial, the court heard that Dosanjh, who was arrested on April 2, 2015, under the Mental Health Act, was angry after breaking up with his wife. He threatened to harm his wife and her new boyfriend.

Police helped Dosanjh’s wife and her two-year-old son move to a safe house just the night before the fire.

Sentencing will be scheduled for a later date.