Police appeal for information on Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi’s homicide in Surrey last year

Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi.
Photo: Crime Stoppers

POLICE  have issued an appeal through Crime Stoppers for information about the death of Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi last year in August.

Dhesi was a 19-year-old student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She was described as one of the best friends anybody could ask for.

Kiran had recently recovered from a kidney transplant and was excited to finally live her life to the fullest.

On August 2, 2017, just after 12:20 a.m., police responded to a report of a vehicle fire in the 18700-block of 24th Avenue in Surrey. When they arrived, the fire department had extinguished the flames. Inside the vehicle was a deceased female that had sustained injuries consistent with homicide.

The victim was later identified as Dhesi. She was last seen leaving the family home, with the family car, at 9 p.m. on August 1, 2017, a mere three hours prior to the car fire.

While, Kiran was not known to the police, investigators believe that this was not a random act.

Although, police executed a warrant to a home in Newton shortly after the discovery of Kiran’s body; so far, no arrests have been made and the case remains active.

Police are asking for the public’s help to conclude this case and bring some closure to the Dhesi family.

Some facts that emerged from the police press briefing back in August 2017:

* The vehicle in which her body was found belonged to her family.

* She was going to meet some friends.

* Police were speaking with persons of interest. Persons of interest are basically anyone that police believe has information that can further their investigation.

* Police couldn’t speak of the nature of the association in which the persons of interest are.

* Police could not speak about where they believe the initial crime scene was.

If you have any information about the death of Kiran Dhesi, contact the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) at 1-877-551-4448 or email ihitinfo@rcmp.grc.gc.ca, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.