ON October 20 at 8:54 p.m., Surrey RCMP received a report of a stabbing at a townhouse unit at 12738 66th Avenue and frontline officers arrived at the home to find three individuals – Jagjit Singh, Baljit Kaur and a two-year-old child – with stab wounds of varying severity. All three were taken to hospital with Baljit Kaur later dying of her injuries. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was then notified to take over the investigation.
Harpeet Singh was arrested the same evening in relation to this incident and has been charged with second-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault. He will make his next court appearance on October 29.
“This began as a verbal altercation involving family members that ultimately ended with the tragic loss of a life,” said IHIT Sgt. Frank Jang. “Incidents such as these when children are involved are especially emotionally difficult and we will continue to provide support to those affected by this tragedy.”
He said that no further details will be released as the matter is now before the court.
According to neighbours, members of the family were always happy. The mother of the injured child had come from India a couple of years ago. They were baffled that something like this could have occurred.