A 43-year-old man in Canada has been charged with the shooting of his 19-year-old nephew and attempted murder of his wife. Gamdur Singh Brar, who shot his nephew Harmanjot Singh Bhattal and seriously injured his wife Satveer Kaur Brar in Edmonton over the weekend, has been charged with first-degree murder and attempt to murder.
The victim Harmanjot Singh Bhattal had come to Canada on a study visa from Bhattal village in Barnala district in Punjab on December 2018. The only son of his parents, Bhattal was studying at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and was living with his maternal uncle. The accused allegedly had a fight with his wife. Then he set fire to the vehicle in which his wife was traveling with Bhattal.
After injuring Bhattal and Satveer, Gamdur fled the spot. The incident happened just after 6.30 a.m. Friday in the Sherwood Park area of Edmonton. Soon after, officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrived. Bhattal succumbed to gunshot wounds. The woman was taken to the hospital where her condition remains critical.
The accused wanted to kill her, but her 19-year-old nephew became the victim. The police later arrested the accused and produced him in the court where he was not granted bail. The next hearing of the case is to be held on June 12. Meanwhile, a ‘GoFundami’ campaign has been launched to raise funds to send Bhattal’s body to India.