Police Charge Indo-Canadian Man 7 Years After Another Man Was Gunned Down On His Wedding Day

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Desibuzzbc-Banner-Metrics-FinalIndo-road-rage-death2Samandeep Singh Gill was charged this week with second-degree murder and attempted murder seven years after Manbir Kajla was shot dead on his wedding day while his new wife watched in horror. Gill, a 30-year-old Surrey resident, was arrested last Saturday and charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder in the attack on Kajla and his wife, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team announced Monday.

SURREY – An Indo-Canadian man has been arrested seven years after he allegedly killed another Indo-Canadian man on his wedding day.

Samandeep Singh Gill was charged this week with second-degree murder and attempted murder seven years after Manbir Kajla was shot dead on his wedding day while his new wife watched in horror.

Indo-road-rage-death3Gill, a 30-year-old Surrey resident, was arrested Saturday and charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder in the attack on Kajla and his wife, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team announced Monday.

Kajla was 30 years old when he was killed on April 27, 2011. He had just been married that morning and was driving with his new wife, Pavan Sanghera Kajla, when their Lexus collided with an SUV on 128 Street near 68 Avenue in Surrey, reported CBC News.

Investigators say Kajla got out of his vehicle and was shot as he approached the SUV. He died in hospital of multiple gunshot wounds.

The other driver fled the scene in the SUV.

RCMP Supt. Ward Lymburner called the shooting a "random act of violence," and said the years since Kajla's death have been rough on his family.

"I hope news of the charges brings some semblance of peace, especially given the truly devastating way the life-changing day unfolded," Lymburner told reporters.

Indo-road-rage-death4Kajla's family issued a statement Monday expressing thanks to homicide investigators for their work on the case.

"We have waited seven long years for this moment and we are relieved that closure is in sight," the family said.

"Only we know the unimaginable grief that our family has been going through and the toll it has taken on every family member. What we have been going through is something that no family should ever have to go through."

Kajla was described as a son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, husband and friend. His family said he was fun-loving and had a "heart of gold."

"The void that his murder has left in our hearts can never be filled," they said in the statement. "He was selfless and cared about everybody but himself."

While the charges have been approved, police said the investigation is not over. Anyone with more information is asked to speak to police.

"We strongly urge the accused, his family, friends and acquaintances who were or are aware of any details related to this incident and withheld any information from the police to come forward now and do the right thing," Kajla's family said.

Tips can be left through the Provincial Unsolved Homicide tip line at 1-877-543-4822.

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