ONTARIO: Third arrest made in Brampton homicide of Sangita Sharma

ONTARIO’S Peel Regional Police investigators from the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau have arrested a third suspect in the 2020 murder investigation of Sangita Sharma.

On Thursday, August 13, 2020, emergency services attended a residence on Treeline Boulevard in the City of Brampton. They located the victim, Sangita Sharma, a 56-year-old woman, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Global News reported at the time that neighbours told them that Sharma’s husband, who they said was a priest at Hindu Sabha Temple in Brampton, discovered his injured wife and called paramedics.

After a lengthy investigation, on Friday, June 4, 2021, members of the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau arrested Fiseha Girmay Habtegabir, a 19-year-old man from London, Ontario.

On June 23, 2021, Malik Essue, a 22-year-old man also from London, Ontario, was arrested.

Both men were charged with first-degree murder, held for bail hearings, and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

Video footage of the alleged suspect:

On June 29, investigators located a third suspect in London, Ontario. With the assistance of London Police Service, Abdulla Kaddoura, a 28-year-old man from London, Ontario, was arrested and charged for first-degree murder. He appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on June 30 for a bail hearing.

“Violent crime is a priority for our community and we are committed to preventing it whenever possible.  When this isn’t possible, we are devoted to ensuring those responsible are held accountable.  This is a complex investigation which continues along with our investigators devotion to ensuring justice and answers for Sangita Sharma’s loved ones,” said Deputy Chief Nick Milinovich.

Anyone with any information, dashcam or video footage is asked to contact the Homicide and Missing Person Bureau at 905-453-2121, extension 3205. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

To view the released video footage visit Peel Regional Police’s YouTube channel.