Kiran Dhesi Murder Accused Ordered Back To Court In January

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Five members of the same family are charged in connection with Bhavkiran Dhesi’s murder in August 2017.

SURREY – Five people accused in the murder of Indo-Canadian teen Bhavkiran “Kiran” Dhesi, who was killed in August 2017, will be back in court in January  after they made brief appearances in Surrey Provincial Court Wednesday morning – though not in person.

All five – Harjot Singh Deo, Inderdeep Kaur Deo, Manjit Kaur Deo, Gurvinder Singh Deo and Talwinder Khun Khun – were represented by counsel for the proceedings, which took place in Court 104. The matter was adjourned until Jan. 20, 2020, reported Surrey-Now-Leader Newspaper.

In requesting the adjournment, Crown Mike Fortino cited ongoing disclosure.

There is a publication ban on any evidence that has been presented. Charges against the accused range from second-degree murder to interference with a dead body. All five have been released on bail, following proceedings in B.C. Supreme Court; Harjot Deo was the most recent to be granted release.

He was arrested in May at Vancouver Airport in connection with Dhesi’s death. The 19-year-old’s body was found in a torched SUV in South Surrey in the early morning hours of Aug. 2, 2017.

Police have said Dhesi and Deo had been in a romantic relationship, and that Dhesi had “recently recovered from a kidney transplant.”

The four other accused are Harjot Deo’s mother, sister, brother and cousin.