Kelowna is mourning the loss of life of a younger girl who was fatally assaulted this weekend whereas working the night time shift as a safety guard exterior the UBC Okanagan.

Okanagan Sikh Temple vice chairman Paramjit Singh Patara mentioned Harmandeep Kaur, 24, was the sufferer of Saturday’s assault exterior UBC Okanagan. Patara mentioned she discovered she was an Okanagan School scholar and just lately obtained her everlasting residency card. A fundraiser named after her signifies that she had been within the nation for 5 years, with aspirations to grow to be a paramedic.

“Her mother and father are in India and they’re transferring right here,” Patara mentioned. He mentioned the Sikh group was attempting to determine one of the simplest ways to help him.


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“The group is unhappy about what has occurred.”

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He mentioned that there are lots of questions within the thoughts of the group as to how the woman discovered herself in that state of affairs.

“We’re very involved that a number of younger ladies come right here and I see them going to the bus cease early within the morning and late at night time.”

Loads of jobs can be found to assist new residents offset the excessive price of residing, however some are additionally placing them in a susceptible place. What is obtainable to guard them stays to be seen and it’s one thing that’s of concern to the Depend. Mohini Singh.

She advised that Kaur was working as a safety guard on the UBC Okanagan and the RCMP mentioned she was fatally attacked by another person engaged on the premises at 5:55 a.m. on Saturday. Whether or not the 2 knew one another has not been established, however the accused has been arrested below the Psychological Well being Act and the RCMP mentioned he’s in hospital and should face costs of homicide.

“Right here is the query I wish to ask the safety firm: What coaching did the woman take? Why was she working alone, particularly the night time shift? What did he have to guard himself?” Singh mentioned. “If the alleged attacker has a psychological well being drawback, who can be a contractor, what steps have been taken to make sure the security of the working college students?”

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Singh additionally feels for Kaur’s household. He mentioned that not solely are they going to face excessive grief, additionally they know nothing about Canada or the help out there.

Flowers and tributes have been left exterior the UBC Okanagan constructing the place the younger girl was fatally attacked.

The college mentioned in a press release that the college’s speedy precedence is to help the household and affected people.

“All of our safety personnel are very valued members of our campus group,” mentioned UBC Okanagan Vice-Chancellor and Principal Leslie Cormack. “They work tirelessly day by day to maintain our college students, college and workers protected and to be a welcoming, pleasant and reassuring face after they need assistance. That is an extremely tough time for our campus and I need all of us to respect the privateness and dignity of our group members.

Throughout a council assembly on Monday, Pt. Kara Trance mentioned that three of the final 4 murders in Central Okanagan had important psychological well being elements.

A fundraiser has been set as much as help the household.

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