Indo-Canadian woman killed by husband

July 29th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Vancouver, July 29 (IANS) An Indo-Canadian woman working at a Punjabi-English newspaper in Surrey on the outskirts of Vancouver was stabbed to death allegedly by her husband Thursday.

Twenty-four-old Ravinder Bhangu, who had married her alleged assailant in 2009, worked at the weekly English/Punjabi Sach Di Awaaz, where she was attacked.

The police, who arrested the 26-year-old assailant, said the attack was related to marital problems between the couple.

“The suspect and the victim had been married since 2009,” police said.

“Investigators are conducting interviews with witnesses and will be canvassing the areas to speak with any additional witnesses.”

The victim came to Canada three years ago.

Friends of the victim were quoted as saying that she had moved in with her aunt two or three months ago because of marital problems.

Surrey is home to the largest concentration of the Indian community in Canada.

(Gurmukh Singh can be contacted at gurmukh.s@ians.in)

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