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Bail hearings set for 2 of 3 suspects in beating of man with autism

Last Updated Mar 27, 2018 at 6:56 am EDT

Parmvir 'Parm' Singh Chaill, one of three suspects in the alleged beating of a man with autism, appears in court on Monday but his bail hearing was put over to Tuesday. It appeared Chahil had injuries to his eyes and forehead. CITYNEWS/Marianne Boucher

Bail hearings have been set for the two suspects arrested in the alleged beating of a 29-year-old man with autism.

Parmvir ‘Parm’ Singh Chahil, who was arrested on Friday, was in court on Monday but his bail hearing was put over to Tuesday. It appeared Chahil had injuries to his eyes and forehead.

Ronjot Singh Dhami turned himself in to police on just after 5 a.m. Monday and will have a bail hearing on Wednesday morning.

Both have a no-contact order with the alleged victim.

A Canada-wide arrest warrant was issued last week for Dhami, 25, of no fixed address, wanted on one count of aggravated assault.

Criminal lawyer Jag Virk previously said that although his client turned himself in, Dhami is maintaining his innocence and is cooperating with police. However, the lawyer says Dhami claims he was not in the video of the attack released by police.

Dhami’s last known address is Surrey, B.C., but it is not known if he was previously in the GTA.

On Friday, Chahil was arrested in Windsor, Ont., without incident. He was also wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant and faces one count of aggravated assault.

Chahil spent the weekend in custody, allowing a lawyer from B.C. to be in the court to represent him Monday afternoon.

Police also arrested Hardip Padda, 44, and Harmanovir Chahil, 18, both of Windsor, and charged them with accessory after the fact. The two are believed to be the mother and brother of the suspect.

Police have yet to identify the third male suspect, but say he may go by the name “Jason.”

The incident leading to the charges happened at the Square One bus terminal around 10:45 p.m. on March 13.

A video of the attack showed the victim sitting at the bottom of a stairwell putting on roller blades when three young men approached from behind and began to punch and kick him.

Police said the unidentified victim suffered a broken nose and facial cuts.

 

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With files from The Canadian Press