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A third person has been charged in the murder of 19-year-old Kiran Dhesi

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DH Vancouver Staff May 26, 2019 8:21 am

A third person has now been charged in connection with the murder of young Surrey student Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi. The charges come just days after the accused killer’s mother was charged with being an alleged accessory to the crime.

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.

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IHIT said Harjot  had “landed” in Vancouver but did not go into further details about where he had gone or if he was with anyone at the time. Police say Dhesi and Deo were involved in a romantic relationship.

Then earlier this week, IHIT announced that the suspect’s mother, 53-year-old Manjit Kaur Deo, has been charged with one count of accessory after the fact of murder in Dhesi’s death.

Now Daily Hive has learned that a third person has been criminally charged in connection with the case.

Inderdeep Kaur Deo, 24, is charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

Daily Hive has reached out to IHIT and RCMP for more information about Inderdeep Kaur Deo, and that person’s relationship to Manjit Kaur Deo and Harjot Deo.

Kiran Dhesi

Kiran Dhesi// IHIT

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.

In announcing the charge against Harjot last week, IHIT Supt. Donna Richardson said IHIT investigators “worked tirelessly since August of 2017 to gather sufficient evidence to support criminal charges.”

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 said in 2018.

On Tuesday, Cpl. Frank Jang reminded the public that the investigation is still ongoing.

“Our investigators continue to actively pursue leads in the case,” he said. “We are still appealing to those with close knowledge of the circumstances surrounding Bhavkiran’s death: if you know what happened, we are asking you to consider Bhavkiran’s loved ones who continue to mourn and await answers. We are asking you to do the right thing and please come forward.”

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

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