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Brampton beating victim dies in hospital, homicide investigating

Last Updated Mar 21, 2018 at 1:31 pm EDT

A man is in critical condition following an alleged assault in Brampton on March 19, 2018. CITYNEWS/George Joseph

A Brampton man who was rushed to hospital Monday night with life-threatening injuries following an assault has died in hospital, Peel regional police confirm.

The victim, 21-year-old Paviter Singh Bassi, is the region’s eighth homicide victim of the year.

Peel police responded to a call in the Cedarcliff Trail and Sandalwood Parkway are around 6 p.m. Monday after reports of two men beating another man with sticks.

The victim was found with life-threatening head injuries and was rushed to a trauma centre, where he died on Tuesday morning.

Police are speaking to witnesses but no suspect information is available at this time.