Indian-Origin Man from Punjab Shot Dead in Canada, Police Investigate Targeted Killing

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GG News Bureau
Surrey, Canada, 10th June. 
Shockwaves rippled through the Indian community in Canada as Yuvraj Goyal, a 28-year-old man hailing from Ludhiana, Punjab, was fatally shot in Surrey, British Columbia, on Friday. Yuvraj, who arrived in Canada in 2019 on a student visa and recently obtained Canadian Permanent Resident (PR) status, was employed as a sales executive.

The victim’s family, comprising his father Rajesh Goyal, who operates a firewood business, and his mother Shakun Goyal, a homemaker, has been plunged into grief by the sudden tragedy. Notably, Yuvraj had no prior criminal record, leaving investigators puzzled over the motive behind his murder, as stated by the Royal Canadian Police.

The incident occurred at 8:46 am on June 7, when Surrey Police responded to reports of a shooting in the 900-block of 164 Street in Surrey. Upon arrival, officers discovered Yuvraj’s lifeless body at the scene. Subsequently, four suspects were apprehended by the authorities: Manvir Basram (23), Sahib Basra (20), and Harkirat Jhutty (23) from Surrey, along with Keilon Francois (20) from Ontario.

Charged with first-degree murder on Saturday, the suspects are now in police custody. Sergeant Timothy Pierotti expressed gratitude for the efforts of the Surrey RCMP, Air 1, and the Lower Mainland Integrated Emergency Response Team (IERT), stressing the ongoing commitment of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) to uncover the motive behind Yuvraj’s tragic demise.

While preliminary investigations suggest a targeted nature to the shooting, the exact reasons behind Yuvraj’s killing remain shrouded in mystery. Sergeant Pierotti emphasized the need for thorough inquiry to elucidate the circumstances surrounding this heinous crime.

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