Surrey police investigate multiple stabbings at a Newton townhouse on Tuesday (Oct 20). IHIT says a man from Newton named Harpreet Singh has been charged. (Photos: Shane MacKichan)

Surrey police investigate multiple stabbings at a Newton townhouse on Tuesday (Oct 20). IHIT says a man from Newton named Harpreet Singh has been charged. (Photos: Shane MacKichan)

Crime

Man charged with murder, aggravated assault in Surrey townhouse stabbings

Police say fight among family members lead to stabbings of woman, toddler and man

A man has been charged with second-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault in connection with the fatal stabbing of a woman and stabbing of a two-year-old girl and another man Tuesday at a townhouse in Newton, in the 12700-block of 66th Avenue.

Harpreet Singh, of Surrey, is to appear in Surrey provincial court on Oct. 29. Police say Singh is in his 30s but they won’t be more specific than that.

READ ALSO UPDATE: Toddler in hospital, woman dead following stabbings at Surrey townhouse

“This began as a verbal altercation involving family members that ultimately ended with the tragic loss of a life,” said Sergeant Frank Jang, of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team. “Incidents such as these when children are involved are especially emotionally difficult and we will continue to provide support to those affected by this tragedy.”

All three victims were taken to hospital, where the woman, Baljit Kaur, died. The man, Jaglit Singh, was treated for serious injuries and the child’s injuries were also serious but not life-threatening. Police have not released the child’s name.

Surrey RCMP Corporal Elenore Sturko said earlier this week that “early indications are that this is an incident of family violence. The parties involved are known to one another. There is no indication of a risk to the public as a result of this incident.”



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