Gurudwara President charged with wife’s attempted murder

Toronto – An Indo-Canadian has been charged with attempting to murder his wife in Canada, a media report said.

Baldev Kalsi, 66, president of the Brookside Sikh Gurudwara in Surrey city in western Canada’s British Columbia province, was arrested after his wife Narinder Kalsi was found in severe medical distress at their home Sunday, CBC reported on Tuesday. Subsequently, Kalsi was charged with one count of aggravated assault Monday for incurring life threatening injuries to his wife which was upgraded to attempted murder by Tuesday, according to a tweet by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).

Narinder Kalsi has remained critical since she was assaulted and is currently on life support. Police received a call Sunday that a woman was in distress at a home in South Surrey.When they arrived to the scene, they found the woman with life-threatening injuries. The victim was transported to hospital by a British Columbia Air Ambulance. Meanwhile, the World Sikh organization of Canada has issued a “call to action”, offering access to a network of psychologists and counsellors free of charge.

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