Punjab man in Canada jailed for life for honour killing
Toronto, June 5:
A 48-year-old Indian Canadian man has been jailed for life by a city court for killing his daughter-in-law for allegedly having an affair with another man.
Kamikar Singh Dhillon, who pleaded guilty to stabbing Amandeep Kaur, 22, to death Jan 1, 2009, said he feared his daughter-in-law would leave his son for another man with whom she was allegedly having an affair.
The young woman, who came to Canada from Isru village near Ludhiana after marrying Dhillon's son in 2005, was stabbed multiple times with a knife in the family-run grocery store near Toronto airport.
The victim, who had an 18-month-old son, died after suffering multiple wounds to her face, head, throat and upper body. Her body was found in the washroom of the grocery store.
Dhillon, who comes from Saharan Majra village near Ludhiana, justified the murder, saying that his daughter-in-law would have disgraced his family by leaving his son for another man.
All he said in Punjabi during the verdict Friday was: "I am just sorry...I am guilty."
"He wanted the police to tell the media that he was justified in killing the deceased (because) of the imminent disgrace to his family name," the court heard.
Dhillon told police that his daughter-in-law even offered to have sex with him but he refused. But investigations found no evidence of Kaur's alleged affair with another man or her offer to have sex with Dhillon.
Initially, when police reached the spot after the murder, Dhillon tried to mislead them by telling them his daughter-in-law had been kidnapped by five masked black men. He also inflicted stab injuries on himself to tell the cops that he too was attacked by the masked men.
A source familiar with the family told IANS: "The girl's family in Punjab fell victim to their craze to send their daughter to Canada even though Dhillon's son is not mentally fit. Once Kaur came here after marriage to his son, Dhillon attempted to exploit her. But when she got her permanent residence and started asserting herself, he stabbed her and spread the lies that she was involved with another man."
killing falling under the category of a "cultural honour murder"
Brampton, Jan 09, 2009
Tarlochan Grewal, Toronto
NRI Kamikar Singh Dhillon, stood impassively and listening to a
Punjabi interpreter in a Brampton courtroom. He was remanded in
custody until Jan. 21. ............Read
charged in Amandeep Dillon slaying
few neighbor businessmen are probing the murder of
a Amandeep Kaur Dhillon, 22 woman believe
the attack may have been sexually motivated.
Toronto, Jan 06, 2008
Tarlochan Grewal, Toronto
Kamikar Singh Dhillon, 47, the father-in-law of Amandeep
Kaur Dhillon has now been charged with her murder.
Peel police said in a news release
- Kamikar Singh Dhillon, 47, is under
arrest and will appear in court tomorrow to be charged with first-degree
- He also suffered a stab wound in the attack. He was allegedly
self-inflicted to make investigators think an intruder had committed
the bloody attack.
- He was released from hospital on Sunday.
According to press report, about 5:30 p.m, he was transfered from
Peel homicide's bureau into a waiting passenger van and then taken
to another police station.
No body knows what was the motive behind the killing but few neighbor
business men are probing the murder of a Amandeep
Kaur Dhillon, 22 woman believe the attack may have been sexually
woman stabbed to death in a Toronto grocery store
Toronto, Jan 03, 2008
J. Gill-Windsor/Tarlochan Grewal-Toronto
On January 01, 2009, at 10:33 a.m., police responded to a report
of a possible stabbing at Airport Foods, located on Airport Road,
in Mississauga. Upon arrival, police located Amandeep Kaur Dhillon,
a 22 year-old woman from Mississauga. Ms. Dhillon was found deceased,
with obvious signs of trauma. She was fatally stabbed.
In the basement of the store, officers discovered another victim,
a 47-year-old man, suffering from non-life threatening injures.
The male was taken to an area hospital, where he has been treated.
Investigators have been able to speak with this male and are now
pursuing information that he has provided. According to the media,
the man was her father-in-law. Charnpaul Singh, a regular customer,
said he saw the older man covered in blood.
A post mortem has been scheduled for Saturday, January 3, 2009.
Police have also collected security video as part of their investigation,
but have not yet named any suspects. Amandeep lived in the Malton
area with her husband and they had one child who is staying with
family members in India
The food store located in a strip mall on Airport Road, just
north of Derry Rd. and opened 7-8 months ago