ONTARIO: Roopesh Rajkumar succumbs to self-inflicted gunshot wound

Roopesh Rajkumar with daughter Riya.

ON February 14, just before 7 p.m., Peel Police began the investigation of the abduction of 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar. Later that night Riya was found dead in a Brampton area home.

The investigation led to the arrest and charge of Riya’s father Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, for first-degree murder. Rajkumar was transferred to a Toronto area trauma centre due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Roopesh Rajkumar passed away on Wednesday evening while a patient at the trauma centre. Investigators from the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau are continuing their investigation into the death of Riya Rajkumar.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call investigators with Homicide and Missing Person’s Bureau at (905) 453–2121, ext. 3205. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.