Father confesses for stabbing death of his two year old daughter
Delta, B.C., Canada, Jan Feb. 03, 2009
NRI Lakhvinder Singh Kahlon, 48, a drywalle, pleads
guilty to second degree murder in the strangling death of his
toddler daughter last year.
The court admitted Kahlon's guilty plea after a
psychiatrist testified about his psychological state. The court
also took into account the testimony of a police officer who posed
as a prisoner and spoke with Kahlon.
Kahlon told the police officer that the toddler became victim
of his frustration after his fights with his wife over their financial
The plea automatically carries a sentence of life
in prison. Parole determinations will be given Thursday. Under
the Criminal Code, Kahlon must serve at least 10 years before
becoming eligible for parole, according to Crown prosecutors Donna
Kahlon's friends told media that was depressed
about not having a male heir. Kahlon was distraught over not having
any sons but it was denied by family members
Manjit Kahlon told the media in 2008:
- Her husband had suffered from depression since 2004 and he
had once tried to commit suicide.
- His medical condition and that his depression went back much
further than the birth of their third daughter.
- It is wrong statement by tenant and neighbour that:
- her husband’s attitude and depression developed
because of her third daghter's born
- her husband had spoken dirty language to girls
Manjit Kahlon was not in court for the guilty plea.
She said the donated funds are being used for her daughters care
and not in those of her inlaws or towards her husbands defence.
Kahlon killed baby daughter Because He Wanted Son
Delta, B.C., Canada, Jan 21, 2008
NRI Lakhvinder Singh Kahlon, 47, was arrested on suspicion of
murder and accused of killing his 18 months old daughter in Delta
City near Vancouver because he wanted a son instead of a daughter,
the source said. He was unhappy having a third daughter over two
daughters age 9 and 12.
According to media, on Friday about 9 a.m., Delta police Const.
Paul Eisenzimmer said the child, Rajwinder (Ravi) Kahlon whom
he described as a "toddler," was dead. Lakhvinder Singh
Kahlon in the house at 7888 116 St. was arrested.
A family friend said Lakhvinder's wife Manjit had taken her two
elementary-school daughters to school on Friday morning and when
she returned home minutes later, she discovered that her youngest
daughter had been killed.
It did not confirmed by the police how Kahlon killed the daughter,
but the neighbours said his wife told them that he had slit her
throat. They also told that he treated her rudely. Another neighbour
saod that the baby girl had been stabbed multiple times with a
"Murder is a brutal crime," authorities said. "Detectives
worked to ensure this murderer never has the chance to harm anyone
else. He killed his own child because she was the wrong gender."
Records from the Land Titles Office show that the family home,
with an assessed value of $404,200, had two mortgages registered
against the property.
On Monday, the devastated family said, "the media to refrain
from all speculations about the tragedy and the girl's mother
Manjit is extremely and understandably distraught at what has
taken place with her family. Her little girl was vibrant and precious.
Please respect that we are grieving."
The Court will now decide whether Kahlon is fit to stand trial
when he appears before it again February 15, 2008. He faces first-degree
murder charge. He looked deeply pressed when he appeared in court
on Monday. Looking Kahlon distraught, the judge ordered that Kahlon
should undergo psychiatric assessment.
The defence lawyer said he would demand leniency for his client
because of his mental state at the time of the crime.
Ujjal Dosanjh, MP and former Canadian health minister said: "I
wonder how long South Asian women and girls will have to suffer
at the hands of men. It is time for a drastic change."
Balwant Sanghera, a retired school psychologist and community
leader, said he would propose stopping celebrations of boys' birth
at religious places as a mark of respect for the murdered girl.
Lakhvinder Singh Kahlon was working in construction as a drywaller
but had not been working recently. He is clean-shaven and does
not drink. Manjit Kahlon, had worked as a seamstress
Lakhvinder Singh Kahlon belongs to Punia village near Nakodar
in Jalandhar district.