1 man charged, 1 arrested in connection with the death of Prabhjot Singh Katri – .

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Canadians of Indian descent shocked by murder of Truro – .


Charges were laid for the death of Prabhjot Singh Katri in Truro on September 5.
Dylan Robert MacDonald, 21, of Valley, Nova Scotia, appeared in Shubenacadie provincial court on Friday morning and is charged with aiding and abetting after the fact murder. He would have helped another man to escape.

MacDonald is also charged with failing to stop a vehicle for police and has been charged with police flight and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

He was remanded in custody.

Truro Police arrested a second man on Friday morning, but have yet to name him as he has not been charged. The 20-year-old is from the Pictou Landing First Nation.

Police said they expect more charges to be laid as the investigation progresses.

Katri, 23, was found seriously injured outside an apartment building on Robie Street in the early hours of September 5. Paramedics provided first aid and Singh was taken to Colchester East Hants Health Center, where he died.

He worked as a taxi driver and in restaurants in the Truro area.

‘Very grateful’

Simardeep Hundal, president of the Maritime Sikh Society, said the news brought some peace to those who knew the young man.

“It was a feeling of relief. A little bit of happiness, ”she said. “I am very grateful, very grateful to the Truro Police for working so hard and I hope that justice will be served. “

Hundal said his sister and brother-in-law have left Truro for the time being as they were struggling to live in the place where he died. Many of his friends are still in the community.

“A lot of young people thought that justice would never be done,” she said. “I heard this from a lot of young people who thought it was a hate crime and because it’s Canada, nobody cares. I am sure that this measure by the Truro police force has given them back their confidence. “

Katri’s body was returned to India and cremated last month. “We lost him for no reason,” Hundal said.

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