Two men have been charged with second degree murder in connection with the homicide of Lakhwinder Singh Bal in Surrey, B.C.
Background: On August 19, 2018 at about 9:00 p.m., 48-year-old Lakhwinder Bal was involved in an altercation in an alley adjacent to the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant at Prince Charles Boulevard and 96th Avenue in Surrey. He was found unconscious by first responders and taken to hospital where he died of his injuries.
On October 25, 2019, Daljeet Biring and Gurmail Biring were arrested by IHIT and later charged by the B.C. Prosecution Service with second degree murder for Lakhwinder Bal’s death.
This was not a random incident nor gang-related. Both accused men appeared before a judge in B.C. Provincial Court on October 28, 2019.
I am exceedingly proud of our investigators and policing partners for their tireless work on behalf of Mr. Lakhwinder Bal’s family and the wider community, says Superintendent Dave Chauhan, Officer-In-Charge of IHIT.
IHIT will continue to support the prosecution as the investigation now transitions to the judicial process.
No further information will be released as the matter is now before the court.