Harjot Singh Deo, 21, was charged in the second-degree murder of his girlfriend Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi.
Deo was in a romantic relationship with Dhesi when she was killed on August. 2, 2017. He was taken into custody at Vancouver International Airport after arriving from an undisclosed Canadian location.
Dhesi’s body was discovered inside a burned-out SUV in the 18700 block of 24 Avenue in Surrey, B.C., on August 2, 2017. Police say she sustained injuries that were consistent with a homicide.
“He became known to investigators fairly early in our investigation,” she said. “We’re not finished yet. We believe there are still individuals in the community that have intimate knowledge of what happened to Bhavkiran.”
Richardson said Deo was known to police. According to online records, the only charges he has faced previously seem limited to a handful of traffic violations.
A student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, Desi had received a kidney transplant six months before she was slain.
In December of last year, police located an Audi Q7 they believe was connected to the crime. They were also searching for a dark grey Dodge Ram.
Deo remains in custody. His next scheduled appearance is on May 27 in B.C. Provincial Court in Surrey. -CINEWS