• Fri. Dec 8th, 2023

Indian student killed by car thieves while delivering pizza in Canada

Indian student killed by car thieves while delivering pizza in Canada

Indian student dies after being attacked during fatal carjacking in Canada

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Toronto: A 24-year-old Indian student who worked as a food delivery partner Canada, was killed after a violent attack during a fatal carjacking, according to media reports. CTV News Channel reported that Gurwinder Nath was delivering pizza at 2:10 a.m. on July 9 at Britannia and Creditview roads in Mississauga when unknown suspects confronted him and attempted to steal his vehicle.

“Investigators believe there are multiple suspects involved and the food order was placed as a way to lure the driver to this particular area,” said Inspector Phil King of Peel Regional Police’s Homicide Bureau, who said investigators obtained an audio recording of the pizza pizza order placed before the attack.

After Nath arrived, one of the suspects, who “violently assaulted” him and seriously injured him, stole his vehicle and fled the scene, police said.

Multiple witnesses helped Nath and called for help before he was taken to a trauma center on July 14.

Siddhartha Nath, Consul General In Toronto, India said Nath’s death was a “heartbreaking loss” and offered his condolences to family, friends and the wider community, CBC reported.

He said that the Consulate General has been in touch with the family since the death.

“I was heartened by how the community responded, coming together online and physically to support the family during this time of grief,” the Consul General said.

“Of course, nothing can repair the loss, but it will bring some comfort to the bereaved family and it is also an indication of the spirit of the community, because it is at such times that spirit, solidarity and sense of empathy are tested.”

The consul general said he hoped those responsible would be brought to justice.

Inspector King said that although the investigation was in its infancy, police believed Nath was an innocent victim.

King said Nath’s vehicle was found abandoned on Old Credit View and Old Derry roads within hours of the attack.

“The working theory is that (Nath) may have sustained extensive injuries that were not foreseen and that may have caused (the suspects) to be ejected from the vehicle early,” he said.

King added that the vehicle was forensically examined and several pieces of evidence were recovered.

Police say there is no relation between Nath and the attackers.

“Regardless of your level of involvement, I would like to remind those concerned that you are complicit in the murder of Gurvinder Nath and will therefore be arrested and charged accordingly,” King said.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported that Nath’s body will be brought to India on July 27 with the help of the Consulate General in Toronto.

Last week, CTV News Toronto spoke with family and friends of Nath, who said the Brampton resident was on summer vacation before returning for his final semester of business school.

“He was innocent, he was delivering pizza (when) random people hit him on the head,” Nath’s cousin Balram Krishnan said.

Nath, who arrived in Canada from India in July 2021, had plans to start his own business.

On Saturday, more than 200 people gathered in Mississauga for a candlelight vigil for Nath, CBC reported.

Speakers at the vigil said that Nath came to Canada with the hope of his family and now the family is grieving the loss of one of their three sons.

“You come to Canada with a dream. You start your life. But these people stole a dream,” said Bobby Sidhu, a friend of Nath’s cousin.

Sidhu said: “Canada was known for its peace. I hope such senseless and merciless crimes end in our country. Everyone can relate to Gurvinder. I think that’s why the community came together.”

(Except for the headline, the story was not edited by TimesNow staff and was taken from a syndicated feed.)

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