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TORONTO: Ottawa police have arrested the husband of an Indo-Canadian Sikh woman who was bludgeoned to death in her home in January in the capital city of Canada.
Bhupinderpal Gill (seen in the above picture), who is a driver at the local transport company OC Transpo, was arrested on Sunday and produced in court on Monday. He has been charged with first-degree murder of his 43-year-old wife and mother-of-three Jagtar Gill.
A woman, named Gurpreet Ronald, 34, who is also a driver in the same company as Bhupinderpal Gill, was arrested last week and charged in this murder which took place on January 29.
Gill was allegedly having a love affair with Gurpreet who is not only his fellow driver at OC Transpo, but also a family friend and a neighbour.
Police have not yet said who bludgeoned the victim to death.
The victim Jagtar Gill was at home on January 29 which was her 17th wedding anniversary. As she was recovering from surgery, her husband and oldest daughter went out to buy a wedding cake. But when they returned, they found her bludgeoned to death, with her wrists and throat slit.
Initially, the police didn’t suspect her husband and neighbours. But with further investigations, they zeroed in on the suspects.
Gurpreet, who was not cooperative in the investigations, was called to police station last week, asked to give her blood sample, and promptly arrested on the basis on DNA evidence.
Police have not shed any light on the alleged love affair between the victim’s husband and Gurpreet Ronald, but many in the Indo-Canadian community suspected it.
Gurpreet Ronald (her maiden surname is Brar), a mother of two, is married to a white man Jason Ronald who is also her fellow driver at the same transport company.