IHIT investigating fatal stabbing in Surrey

Mar 27 2017, 8:47 pm

One man is dead and another has been charged after a fatal stabbing in Surrey on Sunday morning.

Just after 6 am, Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing in the 17000 block of 57 Avenue.

When officers arrived, they found a man inside the home suffering from stab wounds.

He was transported to hospital, but ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

A suspect was located at the scene by police, and he was taken into custody.

Now, 27-year-old Gurtarn “Tarn” Sandhu has been charged with manslaughter in the death of the 36-year-old victim, Jaspreet “Jesse” Dhaliwal.

Sandhu is scheduled to appear in court today (Monday).

After it was deemed a homicide, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took control of the case and said the incident was not a random act.

The altercation “occurred between parties known to each other,” said Cpl. Meghan Foster of IHIT. “This matter is now before the courts, and limited information can be provided as the court process will be honoured.”

IHIT continues to investigate the incident, along with Surrey RCMP’s Integrated Forensic Identification Section, and the B.C. Coroner’s Service.