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Teenager charged in alleged Brampton homicide: police

Last Updated Aug 14, 2020 at 7:50 pm EDT

Police investigators examine an area along a Brampton pathway after police say a man was found with traumatic injuries on Aug. 13, 2020. The man later died in hospital. CITYNEWS/Adrian Golombeck

Peel police say they have charged a teenager in connection to an alleged homicide in a Brampton neighbourhood this week.

Police said the victim, Surajdeep Singh, 22, of Brampton, was found with “obvious signs of trauma” on a pathway by a passerby in the Queen Mary Drive and Whispering Hills Gate area at around 3:00 p.m. Thursday.

Peel paramedics rushed Singh to the hospital. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

“Surajdeep Singh was a young man with a bright future. He was simply trying to return to his residence from his place of worship, when he was the victim of an unprovoked attack that tragically took him away from his family” said Martin Ottaway, superintendent in charge of investigative services in a news release late Friday evening.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the incident, police said. He appeared in court Friday.

Because the boy is underage, his identity won’t be released as per the youth criminal justice act, police said.