ONTARIO’S Peel Regional Police investigators from the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau have charged a second 16-year-old male youth in relation to the homicide of Surajdeep Singh, 22, of Brampton.
On Friday, August 13, emergency services received a call for a medical assist for an unconscious man located on a pathway in the area of Queen Mary Drive and Heathwood Drive in the City of Brampton. Officers located a man with obvious signs of trauma and transported him to a local hospital with vital signs absent. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital a short time later. The victim was identified as Surajdeep Singh.
On August 13, a 16-year-old male youth from Brampton was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. He attended bail court at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on August 14.
On Monday, August 17, another 16-year-old male youth from Brampton was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. He was held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on August 18.
A general provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Y.C.J.A.) prohibits the release of the name of a young person and, therefore, the identity of those charged in this investigation is protected.
At this time, police are not looking for any other suspects in relation to this incident.
“Surajdeep Singh was a young man with a bright future. He was simply trying to return to his residence from his place of worship, when he was the victim of an unprovoked attack that tragically took him away from his family” said Martin Ottaway, Superintendent in charge of Investigative Services, last week.
Anyone with information in relation to this case is asked to contact the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at 905-453-2121, ext. 3205. Information can also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.