INTEGRATED Homicide Investigation Team investigators say that two men have been arrested for their alleged role in the murder of Bhavkiran Dhesi. The arrest took place on Friday.
IHIT said on Saturday that on June 21, 24-year-old Gurvinder Deo, brother of Harjot Deo who faces a second-degree murder charge in relation to Dhesi’s death, and 22-year-old Talwinder Khun Khun, a relative of the Deos, were arrested by IHIT investigators and charged by the B.C. Prosecution Service for accessory after the fact to murder, and indecently interfere with or offer an indignity to human remains.
IHIT investigators also gathered evidence which resulted in the B.C. Prosecution Service laying an additional charge of indecently interfere with or offer an indignity to human remains against 21-year-old Harjot Deo.
Two other members of the Deo family were also charged earlier in the case: Inderdeep Deo, 23, was charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder and Manjit Kaur Deo, 53, mother of Harjot Singh, was also charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder.
IHIT said it continues to investigate with the assistance of policing partners in the Lower Mainland while using resources from integrated and specialized units within the BC RCMP. It stressed that investigators are committed to finding everyone who is responsible.
“We know that there are still people out there with important information,” said Cpl. David Lee of IHIT. “We urge those people to come forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at [email protected]. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).