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Peel Police – Arrest Made in 12th Homicide of 2018 

Region of Peel – Investigators from the Peel Regional Police Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau are investigating the 12th homicide of 2018, which has claimed the life of a Brampton man.

On Tuesday June 12, 2018 at approximately 10:07 p.m. the victim Amarjit BHATNAGAR, a 73 year-old male from Brampton, and another family member were walking through Aloma Park in the area of Aloma Crescent and Avondale Boulevard in the City of Brampton. The victims were approached by two males, who robbed them of some personal possessions, and fled the area.

Amarjit BHATNAGAR sustained injuries as a result of the robbery, and was transported to a local hospital. On Thursday June 14, 2018 Mr. BHATNAGAR succumbed to his injuries.

Homicide investigators arrested and charged a 15 year-old male of Brampton for Manslaughter and Robbery.He will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Friday June 15, 2018 for a bail hearing.  

A general provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Y.C.J.A.) prohibits the release of the name of a Young Person and, therefore, the identity of the Young Person charged in this investigation is protected.

Investigators are appealing for witnesses, surveillance video, or anyone who may have information concerning this investigation to contact Peel Regional Police Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121 Ext 3205. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca

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