Deputy Chief Robert Hearn said a 23-year-old man was found dead in a Robie Street apartment building early Sunday. “The investigation is ongoing and there is no risk to the general public at this time,” Hearn said.
Police did not release the victim’s name, nor provide any information on the suspects.
The Truro Police Department said it would give an update Tuesday morning.
The victim arrived in Canada in 2017
Police did not name the victim, but several people CBC News spoke to identified him as Prabhjot Singh Katri, who came to Canada from India in 2017 to study.
Jatinder Kumardeep said Singh was returning to the house he shared with his sister and husband.
“He’s an innocent guy coming back from his job. He drives a taxi, ”he said.
Kumardeep said he had not slept since his friend died. Kumardeep said there are few international students in Truro, so most get to know each other. They are both from Punjab, India, so they bonded in Nova Scotia.
“We feel very in danger,” he said.
He said the town’s small Indian community tended to be quiet and stay out of trouble.
“We are also people. Dark people matter too. We are giving everything to this country, ”he said. “Why is this happening to us? “
He created an online fundraiser to help send his friend’s body to India, so his parents can put him to rest.
“Nothing was stolen”
Agampal Singh said his friend was a good person.
“Nothing was stolen. Even his phone was in his pocket, ”Singh said. “We have no idea why this happened. “
His friend had no enemies, he said.
“He was a very innocent guy. He never had bad company, never smoked, never drank, he never dabbled in drugs. He only had a few friends here, ”Singh said. “He didn’t speak with people he didn’t know. I think it could be a hate crime. “
He said Singh had completed his studies and was in possession of a work visa and was applying for permanent residence in Canada.
“And then this thing happens, which totally destroyed her family and us too.” “
Aampal Singh said he is confident the police will do his friend justice.
“We come to this country for a good future,” he said. “We are not safe. I can’t even sleep. “