Chandigarh: With recent murders of Punjab-origin people including students in Canada, there is a panic among the parents of the children who have gone abroad.
In the last 17 days, five Punjabi students have been murdered in different provinces of Canada.
Recently, the Indian government had also issued an advisory in September against the “sharp rise in hate crimes, communal violence”.
According to the information, on November 24, Mehakpreet Sethi, an 18-year-old Punjabi-origin youth, was stabbed to death by a youth in the parking lot of a high school in Canada’s British Columbia province. The family came to Canada from Dubai eight years ago and belongs to Faridkot district of Punjab.
In the second incident on the night of December 3, Pawanpreet Kaur was shot dead by an unidentified assailant at a petro-Canada gas station in mississauga city of Ontario province, where she had been working all night. Pawanpreet Kaur was also killed in this incident.
The third incident came to light on December 3, in which 24-year-old Sanraj Singh was shot dead in Edmonton. At around 8:40 p.m., police were called to the area of 51st Street and 13th Avenue near Sakav, from where they received information about the firing. On receiving the information, the police reached the spot and found Sanraj in an injured condition. He was declared brought dead when he was taken to the hospital.
In the fourth incident, the Surrey Royal Canadian Mounted Police found the body of a girl in west Vancouver on November 29, 2022, who was later identified as Jasvir Parmar, who had been missing from Surrey for several days. Jasvir Parmar, a resident of Surrey, had last contacted her family on November 22.
On December 10, 40-year-old Harpreet Kaur was stabbed to death multiple times at her home in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.