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GANG RELATED: The Families Of Murdered Indo-Canadian Teens Plead For Tips On First Anniversary Of Their Deaths

The families of two Indo-Canadian teens killed one year ago are asking for help in solving the case, as police say the crime is gang related. “He was only 16-years-old, he was just a child,” said Jhutty’s sister, Pawan, through tears. “No parent should ever have to spending their lives wondering what could have possibly happened in their child’s final moments. Someone out there knows what happened to Jason. They know why he didn’t come home.”

SURREY – The families of two Indo-Canadian teenagers who were shot to death in Surrey one year ago are marking the grim anniversary with a plea for help finding their killers.

The bodies of 16-year-old Jaskarn “Jason” Singh Jhutty and 17-year-old Jaskaran “Jesse” Singh Bhangal were found side-by-side on a rural road on June 4, 2018.

After a year of investigation, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said it still has not secured any charges or made any arrests in the case, but they have now revealed they believe the murders are linked to gangs.

But investigators say the two teens, while targeted, had no criminal history and no link to any kind of gang activity.

“They were not criminals. There’s nothing to show that,” said Cpl. Frank Jang with IHIT. “There’s no linkages we have been able to find in the last year to associate them to any sort of gangs.”

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Jhutty’s sister, Pawan, asked anyone with information to come forward and help bring their family closure.

“He was only 16-years-old, he was just a child,” she said through tears. “No parent should ever have to spending their lives wondering what could have possibly happened in their child’s final moments.”

“Someone out there knows what happened to Jason. They know why he didn’t come home.”

Bhangal’s sister Sharon said the boys’ sudden deaths have been devastating to the people who loved them.

She says they continue to grieve Jesse’s death instead of planning his graduation. Before his murder, the teen had expressed plans to become a mechanic after high school.

“Unfortunately we will not get to see my baby brother grow into the man he deserved to become,” she said. “We have a huge hole in our hearts that will never be filled. Our eyes will always ache to see him smile one last time.”

Police have never publicly speculated on a motive, but IHIT said early on that the killings appeared to be targeted.

IHIT says the investigation remains active, and they are pleading for those withholding information to come forward.

“It is heartbreaking to us, and we are going to do our utmost to find those responsible and hold them accountable,” Jang said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

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