Canada: Tragic Death of Indian Student Due to Carjacking
25 July, 2023 | Anamika Singh Parihar
A suspect physically attacked Gurvinder Nath after he arrived at the scene, seriously injuring him, before robbing the 24-year-old of his car and fleeing the area.
An Indian student working as a food delivery partner in Mississauga, Canada, was killed after being brutally assaulted during a carjacking. Gurvinder Nath, 24, was delivering pizza at 2.10 a.m. on July 9 between Britannia and Creditview roads when he was challenged by some anonymous people, who attempted to steal his vehicle, according to a report by the news agency PTI on Monday, July 24.
According to Peel Regional Police’s Homicide Bureau official Phil King, investigators believed that multiple suspects were involved and that a food order was placed as a means of luring Nath to the specified area. King said that investigators obtained an audio recording of the pizza order placed before the deadly attack.
Meanwhile, according to the police, a suspect physically attacked Nath after he arrived at the scene, seriously injuring him, before robbing the 24-year-old of his car and fleeing the area. On July 14, after being taken to a trauma center, Nath was confirmed dead.
The 24-year-old student’s family has been notified, according to Siddharth Nath, the Counsel General of India in Toronto, who also expressed his condolences. Siddharth Nath hoped that those responsible would face punishment.
Gurvinder Nath’s remains will be flown to India on Thursday with assistance from the consulate general, according to a report by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
Gurvinder’s vehicle was discovered nearly five kilometers away from the crime scene. The car had been forensically examined and multiple shreds of evidence were recovered, said the Homicide Bureau official of Peel Regional Police. He further added there is not any profound connection between Gurvinder and the perpetrators.