Charlotte, NC, Feb. 04, 2008
After visitation at
an East Charlotte funeral home, the
family of Simrit Gill, spoke out about domestic violence and sent
a message to domestic violence victims to come forward before
it's too late
of visitation at an East Charlotte
Simrit Gill's aunt, Manpreet Brar
- If it happened to one, it can
happen to others, we have to stop this and we have to get control.
- If it's anyone else, I could believe it, but not that little
- Her neck was cut with something and she tried to run probably,
I don't know, but she struggled.
- She recently found out about a conversation her niece had
with Amandeep Brar some time before her murder.
- One day they had a fight and she left out the place that
night. And then she came back the next day and then he told
her ‘If you ever leave me again, I'm going to kill you’,"
Manpreet Brar said, adding Simrit Gill's closest family and
friends had no prior knowledge of the incident.
Manpreet Brar who gave the interviw on the TV is an
aunt of Simrit Gill ( She
is a sister of Simrit Gill's mother- called Masi). Manpreet
Brar is also related to Amandeep Brar. She is married to Amandeep
Brar's father's brother's son. In back home Amandeep Brar's
father did not have good relationship with his brother and
family. This was the reason Manpreet Brar was not invited
in marriage. Amandeep Brar's parents in Chandigarh said, they
loved the couple and never heard any problems they face.
Simrit Gill's brother said:
- I know it's hard to tell anyone about any kind of abuse that
they're facing but speak up.
- There was never any indication his sister's husband was a
- When it happened, it was a big surprise to us, a big surprise
to everyone. It's was just unexpected
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Brar, arrested for killing his student wife- Simrit Gill
Charlotte, NC, Feb. 02, 2008 3PM
NRI Simrit Gill, 20, student of UNC (University
of North Carolina), Charlotte, was found dead on Friday, Feb.
01, at her University City apartment (the Mission Mallard Creek
Apartments) on Bennettsville Lane, Charlotte, NC.
The police told media that about 8:46 a.m, a friend
of the couple, who was concerned after overhearing an argument
between the two, called 911. When the police arrived the apartment,
they found Simrit Gill's body and started to find her husband.
After three hours later, the police officers found Amandeep Brar
sitting inside the McDonald's restaurant, located at the Wal-Mart
on J.W. Clay Boulevard. The police Officers arrested him without
incident and charged him with first degree murder and is held
without bond. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Homicide Sgt. Lisa
Mangum said the couple had a disagreement shortly before the incident.
According to the police:
- Amandeep Brar was born in India and had been a college student
in Canada. He was trying to transfer his credits to a college
in North Carolina.
- Simrit Gill was born in Canada and moved with her family to
Mooresville in the fifth grade.
- They had been married for about two years and had no criminal
record in North Carolina.
- They had no history of domestic violence
A memorial service for Simrit Gill was held Sunday at JB Tallent
Funeral Service, on Sharon Amity Road in Charlotte.