Alleged killer of Bampton’s Pawanpreet Kaur deliberately went missing months before murder as part of plan

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Peel Region police have issued a Canada-Wide warrant against 30-year-old Dharam Singh Dhaliwal, for the offence of First Degree Murder of a 21-year-oldPawanpreet Kaur.

The police say that Dharam Dhaliwal intentionally went missing in September 2022 but investigation has revealed that this was part of a plan in the murder of Pawanpreet Kaur.

Kaurwas shot dead on Saturday, December 3, 2022at a Mississauga’s gas station.

The police received information that a woman had been shot in the area of Britannia Road and Creditview Road in Mississauga.  Police located the victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  Life saving measures were attempted, however the victim succumbed to her injuries.

The Homicide Bureau has identified the person responsible for this fatal shooting, and a Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for a 30-year-old Dharam Singh Dhaliwal, for the offence of First Degree Murder.

Dharam is described as a South Asian male, 5’8”, 170 lbs and has a tattoo on his left hand. Dharam Singh Dhaliwal should be considered armed and dangerous. If observed, do not approach and call police immediately.

Peel Regional Police strongly encourages Dharam Singh Dhaliwal to seek legal counsel and turn himself in. Anyone found assisting or harbouring Dharam Singh Dhaliwal will be charged accordingly.

On April 18, 2023, two family members were arrested in Moncton, New Brunswick.  Pritpal Dhaliwal, a 25-year-old man and Amarjit Dhaliwal, a 50-year-old woman were charged with Accessory to Murder After the Fact.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Dharam Dhaliwal or has any further information that may assist with this investigation, please contact investigators at 905-453-2121 extension 3205. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

According to media reports, Pawanpreet, was a resident of Brampton and came to Canada on a student visa when she was 18. Her parents, in one of the media interviews, said that they regret sending their young daughter to Canada. “There is a craze in India for everyone to send their children to Canada, so we also sent her,” a choked father said, adding that they had planned to settle permanently in Canada with their daughter.

The news of their daughter’s death was broken to them by their relatives in Brampton.