Two NRIs to be tried for murder in Canada

CRIMgdhaliwalGurjinder “Gary” Dhaliwal was charged with first degree murder of teen Maple Batalia, and co-accused Gursimar Singh Bedi was charged with manslaughter with a firearm and for being an accessory after the fact.

Batalia, 19 at the time, was fatally shot at the Surrey Simon Fraser University campus in September 2011. Dhaliwal was her ex-boyfriend.

Reports say Batalia’s family raised over $50,000 for a bursary in her name to benefit female students enrolled in Simon Fraser University’s health science programme.

The trial of the accused is scheduled in British Columbia Supreme Court in New Westminster city in the Canadian province of British Columbia.