Karanvir Bassi charged with first-degree murder in beating death of Paviter Bassi in Brampton

Victim: Paviter Singh Bassi

PEEL Regional Police announced on Wednesday that they have arrested and charged Karanvir Singh Bassi, 22, of  Brampton for first degree murder in the death of Paviter Singh Bassi, 21, also of Brampton. The two are not related.

On Monday (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 the victim suffering from life-threatening injuries. The victim was rushed to a Toronto area trauma centre.

(Ontario media reports said two men were beating another man with sticks and the victim suffered life-threatening head injuries.)

As a result of the assault, Paviter Bassi, 21, of Brampton,succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday (March 20) at the hospital.

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 www.peelpolice.ca.