Sumeet Randhawa, known to police, identified as Thursday’s homicide victim in Surrey




THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team announced on Thursday that Thursday’s homicide victim in Surrey was Sumeet Randhawa, 30, of Surrey, who was known to police.

This is the 13th South Asian to be murdered this year in the Lower Mainland area. None of the murders has been solved.

On October 11, just before 2 p.m., Surrey RCMP were called to the 6700-block of 130th Street for a report of a shooting. Police located the victim and attempted life-saving measures until the BC Ambulance Service and Surrey Fire Department took over. However, the male succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at scene.

IHIT said it is working closely with its partners including the Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit, Lower Mainland Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.

IHIT Detective Lara Jansen said: “This is believed to be a targeted incident related to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict and anyone with information is asked to contact IHIT.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at

Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


The other 12 South Asians killed in 2018


* January:

Sachdeep Dhoot, 18, of Surrey: Last seen on January 9, body found in Vancouver on January 18. Vancouver Police said it appeared to be a targeted murder.


* January 19:

Lovepreet Singh Dhaliwal (Jason), 24, of Abbotsford. Police said he was trying to leave a criminal lifestyle.


* January 27:

Kalwinder Thind, 23, of Richmond, an innocent victim who died outside a downtown Vancouver nightclub on Granville Street while trying to break up a fight.


* February 15:

Kaminder Rai, 32, of Surrey, a realtor who was killed in Vancouver.


* March 9:

Pardip Brar, 23, of Delta, who was killed in Surrey. He was known to police.


* April 26:

Amin Vinepal, 24, of Delta, whose body was found in Surrey. He was known to police.


* June 4:

Jaskarn Singh Jhutty (Jason), 16, and Jaskaran Singh Bhangal (Jesse), 17, both of Surrey. The Frank Hurt Secondary School students’ bodies with gunshot wounds were found on a roadside.


* July:

Sukhpreet Grewal, 32, of Abbotsford, whose body was found inside a home on July 20. He was known to police.


* August 4:

Gagandeep Singh Dhaliwal, 19, of Abbotsford. He was known to police.


* August 19:

Lakhwinder Singh Bal, 48, of Surrey. He was known to police.


* October 2:

Varinderpal Singh Gill, 19, was shot dead in Mission. Abbotsford Police had issued a public warning about him on August 15.