LAST Thursday (April 13), Kehar Sangha, 52, was arrested and charged with nine counts, including aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and unlawful confinement or imprisonment, after RCMP officers found a woman with serious facial injuries when they responded to a 911 call on Tuesday (April 11) in North Cowichan on Vancouver Island.
CHEK News reported that the woman escaped from her captor after he allowed her to have a shower and she got out the bathroom window, according to a contractor who she approached for help. He said the badly beaten woman was in handcuffs.
The woman told the contractor that she had been kept for three days and tortured. Her face was terribly swollen.
The RCMP said in a press release on Thursday: “A Cowichan Valley women has been treated for injuries she sustained following an incident that spanned several days.
“North Cowichan / Duncan RCMP’s patrol officers responded to a 911 call on Tuesday, April 11, at approximately 12:15 p.m., to the Herd Road area in North Cowichan. They located a woman requiring immediate medical attention for treatment of serious facial injuries. BC Ambulance Service attended immediately.”
Police said that the suspect and the woman are known to each other. Members of the public are not at risk.
“Police have been present at the scene around the clock gathering evidence to support these allegations. Cowichan Valley RCMP Victim Services have been involved from the beginning and are available to anyone who feels they may benefit from speaking with them,” the press release added.
The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are requesting anyone with information on this crime to contact them at 250-748-5522 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).