Friday, July 29, 2011

An Indian Origin Women Killed by Husband in Canada

Vancouver,Canada: July 28,2011 An Indian origin woman working at a Punjabi-English newspaper Sach the Awaaz in Surrey on the outskirts of Vancouver was stabbed to death allegedly by her husband Thursday.
Twenty-four-old Ravinder Bhangu, who had married her alleged assailant in 2009, worked at the weekly English/Punjabi Sach Di Awaaz, where she was attacked.
The police, who arrested the 26-year-old assailant, said the attack was related to marital problems between the couple.” The accused and the victim had been married since 2009,” police said.” Investigators are conducting interviews with witnesses and will be investigating the areas to speak with any additional witnesses.”
The victim came to Canada three years ago. Friends of the victim were quoted as saying that she had moved in with her aunt two or three months ago because of marital problems. Surrey is home to the largest concentration of the Indian community in Canada.
On Friday’s cover of the English/Punjabi Sach Di Awaaz was a somber statement on the 24-year-old’s death.
“It is with utmost sadness we regret to report the following,” the statement started. “One of our colleagues was attacked and fatally injured on July 28, 2011.”
Ravindra Bhangu, a Surrey resident, died Thursday morning after her husband allegedly attacked her at work, stabbing her repeatedly. The 26-year-old husband, Manmeet Singh, appeared briefly before Judge Jim Jardine in court this morning dressed in a white hooded jumpsuit. Singh, known to friends as Sunny, is charged with first-degree murder in the savage attack on his 24-year-old wife Bhangu, as well as aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.
The lesser charges are related to injuries suffered by a man who tried to save Bhangu, Crown prosecutor John Labossiere explained.” I can’t really comment much more at this time because the matter is before the court,” he said.
Ravindra Bhangu and Manmeet Singh were married in 2009.
On Friday afternoon, publisher Mickey Gill said he is in disbelief over Bhangu’s death.
He said she was “extremely well liked,” and was hired for her fluency in writing and speaking both English and Punjabi. She worked at the paper three days a week, typing, translating and fielding calls. Gill said after the employees gave their statements to police on Thursday, all felt compelled to finish the week’s edition in her honor.
According to a leading Hindi newspaper  this case can be put under the category of Honor Killing.

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