Canada police arrest suspected killer of Indian student
A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of an Indian student last week in Toronto, Canada. According to Toronto police, the suspect has been identified as Richard Jonathan Edwin, who, after killing Kartik Vasudev, committed another murder.
The Toronto Police Service received multiple calls about a shooting at the Sherbourne Subway Station around 5 p.m. on Thursday. Kartik Vasudev, 21, was discovered with multiple gunshot wounds outside the Glen Road entrance. According to the police, he was taken to a hospital and died as a result of his injuries.
At the time of the incident, Kartik, a management student from Ghaziabad, was on his way to work at a restaurant in the Downtown area. Edwin allegedly shot the victim multiple times with a handgun before fleeing the scene, according to investigators.
According to the police, Edwin shot another person on Saturday. The accused approached the second victim, Elijah Eleazar Mahepath, 35, who was walking on Dundas Street East near George Street at approximately 7 p.m. According to the police, the accused fired multiple rounds at the victim before fleeing the scene.
“The victims were not known to the accused or each other, and the murders are thought to have been random.” In a statement, Toronto Police said, “Investigators are working to determine the full motive behind the attacks, and these are ongoing investigations.”
Kartik Vasudev’s family believes that the case will be thoroughly investigated. “It appears unlikely that these were random crimes, as the police claim.” Over the course of two days, the man murdered two people. There has to be a reason or a goal, and it doesn’t appear to be random. “I hope the case is investigated further and not dismissed at this point,” Kartik’s father, Jitesh Vasudev, said.
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