INVESTIGATORS from the Peel Regional Police Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau Homicide have arrested and charged a 15-year-old male of Brampton for manslaughter and robbery in the death of 73-year-old Amarjit Bhatnagar of Brampton.
This is the 12th homicide of 2018 in Peel Region.
On Tuesday (June 12) at approximately 10:07 p.m., Bhatnagar and another family member were walking through Aloma Park in the area of Aloma Crescent and Avondale Boulevard in the City of Brampton. The victims were approached by two males, who robbed them of some personal possessions, and fled the area.
Bhatnagar sustained injuries as a result of the robbery, and was transported to a local hospital. On Thursday (June 14), Bhatnagar succumbed to his injuries.
Homicide investigators arrested and charged the 15-year-old male who will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Friday (June 15) for a bail hearing.
A general provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Y.C.J.A.) prohibits the release of the name of a young person and, therefore, the identity of the 15-year-old charged in this investigation is protected.
Investigators are appealing for witnesses, surveillance video, or anyone who may have information concerning this investigation to contact Peel Regional Police Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.