A 40-year-old Sikh woman was killed in her home in Canada and her husband was arrested as a suspect, according to Canadian police. Harpreet Kaur was stabbed multiple times at her home in Surrey, British Columbia, on Wednesday night.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said they were called to a residence in the Newton area shortly before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday for reports of a stabbing. When officers arrived, they found a woman with life-threatening injuries who was taken to a hospital where she died of her injuries, the report said.
Sgt. Timothy Pierotti of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is investigating the homicide along with the Surrey RCMP Major Crime Unit. Kaur’s husband, also 40, was arrested as a suspect at the stabbing scene but has since been released, the report said. Police have urged anyone with information about Kaur or her death to come forward and help investigators gather enough information to secure charges.
“Our investigators have been working around the clock,” Pierotti said. “These incidents have a significant impact not only on the victim’s family and friends, but on the entire community. Surrey RCMP Victim Services have been involved and are available to anyone who needs assistance,” he said.
The incident comes just days after 21-year-old Pawanpreet Kaur, another Canadian-Sikh woman, was shot and killed outside a gas station in Mississauga on December 3. Last month, Indian-origin teenager Mehakpreet Sethi was stabbed to death by another teenager in a high school parking lot in the Canadian province of British Columbia.