Despite the fact that Brampton is the favored destination of Punjabis in Canada, lot of killings of Punjabi youths has taken place in the last few years.
A resident of Thammangarh village in Bathinda, Gurjot Singh, who was shot dead by anonymous assailants outside Townhouse complex in Orenda, Brampton in Canada on June 18, was cremated by his relatives at his native village.
Gurjot had migrated to Canada nearly a year ago after clearing the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
In 2002, Singh was only 4 years old when his father Jagjit Singh and mother Swarandeep Kaur died in an accident and after his parents’ death, his maternal uncle Avatar Singh took care of Gurjot and his younger sister Navreet Kaur.
As per reports, the Canadian Embassy officials had declined a request for an emergency visa to the Gurjot’s guardian Avtar Singh to go Canada and bring back Gurjot’s body.
However later, S Jaishakar, Minister of External Affair took up the matter with the Canadian authorities and assured that the body was brought back.