The sister of a man accused of murdering 19-year-old Surrey student Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi is now also facing charges in connection with her death.
The charges come just days after the accused killer’s mother was charged with being an alleged accessory after the fact.
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On Monday morning, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) said that 23-year-old Inderdeep Deo was arrested by IHIT investigators and charged by the BC Prosecution Service for accessory after the fact to murder.
She’s set to appear before a judge in BC Provincial Court today.
“So far three members of the same family have been charged criminally in relation to Bhavkiran’s murder,” said Cpl. Frank Jang of IHIT.
21-year-old Harjot Singh Deo was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree murder earlier this month. He was arrested on May 10, 2019, at Vancouver International Airport.
Last week, IHIT announced that the suspect’s mother, 53-year-old Manjit Kaur Deo, had been charged with one count of accessory after the fact of murder in Dhesi’s death.
Jang confirmed that Inderdeep was Harjot’s sister, and the daughter of Manjit.
“In spite of the recent charges laid in the case, the investigation remains active and we still urge those with information to come forward,” he said.
The body of 19-year-old Dhesi was found inside a burning vehicle in the 18700-block of 24 Avenue in Surrey on August 2, 2017.
Prior to her death, Dhesi received a kidney transplant after suffering five years with an autoimmune disease known as GPA.
“She went through years of dialysis, numerous surgeries, and complications, but she was so strong and determined to fight,” said Dhesi’s sister Anjali in 2018.
Police have confirmed that Dhesi and Harjot Deo were involved in a romantic relationship.
Anyone who has additional information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at [email protected].
Those who wish to remain anonymous, can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave a tip online at solvecrime.ca.