THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) announced on Friday that 40-year-old Navinder Gill of Surrey has been charged in the stabbing death of his wife, Harpreet Kaur Gill, 40.
On December 7 at 9:22 p.m., Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing in the 12700-block of 66 Avenue. Officers found a 40-year-old woman, later identified as Harpreet Kaur Gill, in medical distress, resulting from multiple stab wounds.
Despite the best efforts of first responders, she succumbed to her injuries after being transported to a local hospital. A 40-year-old man, known to the victim, was arrested at the scene and taken into police custody. IHIT took conduct of the investigation and worked closely with the Surrey RCMP.
The suspect was released from custody on December 8 as investigators continued to collect evidence and speak with witnesses.
On December 15, the suspect, now identified as Navinder Gill, the husband of the victim, was once again arrested by IHIT investigators with the support of Surrey RCMP. On December 16, a charge of second-degree murder was laid against Navinder Gill.
MEANWHILE, a GoFundMe has been set up to help pay for Harpreet Gill’s parents in India to attend her funeral in Canada.
The GoFundMe states:
Harpreet Kaur Gill at the tender age of 40 was brutally murdered at her residence in Surrey on December 7th 2022. Harpreet leaves behind three young children all under the age of ten.
A man known to her was arrested at the scene and released the next day. The investigation is still being conducted.
Harpreet’s parents and her brother reside in India. They are devastated and finding it incredibly difficult to bear the loss of their beautiful daughter and sister. They are worried about the future of Harpreet’s children and getting her justice.
They are a middle class family with little savings and are trying desperately to attend her funeral and perform the last rites. No parent should have to see their child leave this world in such a brutal manner. But it would be even more devastating and traumatic if they could not attend.
The family needs the support of the community to be able to purchase airfare, accommodations and to pay for their beloved daughters funeral costs and or any legal advice they seek when they arrive.
Harpreet’s parents are also concerned about the future of their grandchildren and want to seek legal advice regarding their custody and future.
Any donation at this point, large or small, will help grant these helpless parents the chance to see their daughter one last time. On a side note they also lost their youngest son a short while ago. One can only imagine what it’s like losing another child.
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