IHIT announces 2 more arrests in connection with Kiran Dhesi murder

Jun 22 2019, 12:14 am

Homicide investigators have announced that two more arrests have been made in connection with the murder of 19-year-old Surrey resident, Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi.

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On Friday afternoon, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) said two men were arrested on the afternoon of June 21, for their alleged role in the Surrey student’s murder in August 2017. They offered few details, but more information is expected to be released this weekend.

The arrests follow three other arrests that have been made in the case, recently.

On May 13, 2019, Harjot Singh Deo, 21, was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree murder for Dhesi’s death. Investigators confirmed that Deo and Dhesi were at one point involved in a romantic relationship.

Following Deo’s arrest, his mother 53-year-old Manjit Kaur Deo, was charged with one count of accessory after the fact of Dhesi’s death.

Deo’s sister,  23-year-old Inderdeep Deo, was also arrested and charged by the BC Prosecution Service for accessory after the fact to murder.

“So far three members of the same family have been charged criminally in relation to Bhavkiran’s murder,” said Cpl. Frank Jang of IHIT, in May.

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.

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.

-With files from Eric Zimmer.