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Suspected killer of Indian student in Canada arrested: Police

Prime News, International (Toronto), April 13:- The Toronto Police on Tuesday announced that a 39-year-old man, who is believed to have shot and killed 21-year-old Indian student Kartik Vasudev in Canada, has been arrested. The victim, who hailed from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, had moved to Canada in January to pursue higher education, according to his family.

His father has expressed concern over the motive of the killing not being known and he told PTI that he would travel to Canada to follow up the legal proceedings in Kartik’s case. Kartik was shot on Thursday evening at the Glen Road entrance to Sherbourne TTC station in St James Town.

He was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

“Kartik was just outside the Sherbourne subway station last Thursday when he was approached by a stranger…Unprovoked, this man shot Kartik multiple times, killing him,” Toronto Police Service chief James Ramer told reporters. The police identified the suspect as Richard Jonathan Edwin, who was charged with another homicide last Saturday.

Edwin’s second victim was Elijah Eleazar Mahepath (35), who was walking westbound on the north side of Dundas Street East near George Street, police said. Ramer told the reporters that the suspect behind both the homicides was in police custody and described the incidents as “random attacks”. Detective Sergeant Terry Browne of the Homicide Department, Toronto Police, said Kartik was shot “multiple times” and he was in a “defenceless position” the whole time. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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