Youth charged in the vicious beating of Port Coquitlam security guard

LARISSA CAHUTE
VANCOUVER DESI

Hoshiar Singh Bajwa, seen here in Royal Columbian Hospital with his wife Kapoor Kaur Bajwa, was kicked and viciously beaten with a metal rod at a construction site by three men in the early morning of Oct. 14. Ian Lindsay/PNG

A minor has been criminally charged in relation to the October beating of a 64-year-old Port Coquitlam security guard.

Hoshiar Singh Bajwa was kicked and viciously beaten with a metal rod at a construction site by three men in the early morning of Oct. 14. He needed 100 stitches to his head.

On Monday, a 16-year-old boy – who cannot be named due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act – was charged with one count of aggravated assault.

The RCMP investigation continues as officers are still searching for the two other men involved, but according to Coquitlam RCMP spokesman, Cpl. Jamie Chung, the youth is not cooperating with officers.

“He’s not telling us names or anything about other individuals,” said Chung. “But (we’re) examining every single shred of evidence to move the investigation forward.”

While Bajwa’s family has been pleading for answers — offering a $5,000 reward for anyone to come forward with information — the news of the charge was bittersweet.

“(We’re) relieved, I guess,” said cousin Baldev Grewal. “It’s not a happy moment, but at least the family got some answers.”

Finding out a minor was involved in the vicious attack was a “shocker,” Grewal added.

“A young person getting involved in this stuff — we’d like answers,” he said.

RELATED STORIES:

But regardless of the answers they’re given, it won’t help Bajwa through his long and grueling recovery process — both physically and mentally.

Two months after the attack, the 64-year-old man is out of hospital and at home — his injuries are healing, but he continues to live in fear.

“It’s all playing back in his mind all the time — why him and why did it happen?” said Grewal.

According to Grewal, Bajwa used to go “out and about” on his own, but now he’s confined to his home.

“This has changed (his) life, he doesn’t want to go out, he’s just gone into his shell,” said Grewal. “He’s staying in at the home … if he goes out he goes out with his son or his daughter — but that’s it.”

“Something broke inside him — he’s angry, but he’s frustrated at the same time.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604 945 1550 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).

Tags: ,





Featured

Nina Davuluri

Miss America asks US high school to reconsider suspending student who asked her to prom

 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  YORK, Pa. — Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked…
Continue Reading »

biniaz

Vancouver beauty queen Sahar Biniaz onto new ventures after Miss Universe Canada reign (w/ gallery)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Life hasn’t always been glamorous for Vancouver beauty queen Sahar Biniaz. The Indian-born and Iran-raised beauty spent most of her elementary…
Continue Reading »

PNG0419NVAISAKHI-13_215499176

Gallery: 200,000 flood Surrey streets for annual Vaisakhi parade

VANCOUVER DESI About 200, 000 people came out for Surrey’s annual Vaisakhi parade on Saturday. Vaisakhi – which celebrates the Punjab harvest time and the…
Continue Reading »

LOCAL NEWS

biniaz

Vancouver beauty queen Sahar Biniaz onto new ventures after Miss Universe Canada reign (w/ gallery)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Life hasn’t always been glamorous for Vancouver beauty queen Sahar Biniaz. The Indian-born and Iran-raised beauty spent most of her elementary…
Continue Reading »

PNG0419NVAISAKHI-13_215499176

Gallery: 200,000 flood Surrey streets for annual Vaisakhi parade

VANCOUVER DESI About 200, 000 people came out for Surrey’s annual Vaisakhi parade on Saturday. Vaisakhi – which celebrates the Punjab harvest time and the…
Continue Reading »

Kirpans, stylized swords worn by initiated Sikh men and women as dictated by  their religious beliefs, are now allowed in embassies. Jason Payne/ PNG

Canada to allow Sikh kirpans in its embassies and missions abroad

JEFF LACROIX-WILSON OTTAWA CITIZEN Eight years after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that kirpans – the ceremonial daggers worn by those of the Sikh…
Continue Reading »

Don't Miss...

File photo: Indian villagers gather near the body of an elephant in a field in the northeastern state of Assam on July 8, 2013. It is believed that the elephant was electrocuted by power lines as they walked through fields of growing rice at night . STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Four elephants die from shoddy electrical wires in Indian forest

VANCOUVER DESI A wild elephant has died after it was electrocuted when it stumbled into low hanging electrical wires in a northeastern Indian forest, according…
Continue Reading »

Indian Lovers Party

Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
Continue Reading »

worship-India

Six-year-old worshipped for patch of hair on his back that has grown into a tail

VANCOUVER DESI A six-year-old Indian boy is being worshipped by villagers for a small patch of hair on his back that has grown into a…
Continue Reading »

underage-sex-pregnancy-Britain

Opinion: Britain’s youngest mom — 12-year-old — isn’t a case for the midwife, it’s a case for the police

ALLISON PEARSON THE DAILY TELEGRAPH  A girl aged 12 years and three months became Britain’s youngest mother over the weekend. She was still at primary…
Continue Reading »

nude bath

PETA India urges health ministry to ban sale of animal-tested products

IANS New Delhi – Animal rights group PETA has urged India’s health ministry to ban the marketing and sale of animal-tested cosmetics and household products….
Continue Reading »


Bollywood Latest

Porn Queen-desi

Sunny Leone to host MTV reality dating show

IANS New Delhi — Indo-Canadian adult film star Sunny Leone is back to where she started her career in Hindi showbiz – the small screen….
Continue Reading »

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra showcases a creation by designer Neeta Lulla on the sixth day of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) summer/resort 2014 in Mumbai on March 16, 2014. STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Mary Kom shoot harder than hardest for Priyanka

IANS Mumbai  – Months of turmoil for Mary Kom have been “harder than the hardest” for Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who plays the title role…
Continue Reading »

Bollywood

Amitabh Bachchan’s Bhoothnath Returns screened before Indian president

IANS New Delhi  – Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s latest film Bhoothnath Returns, a fun-filled film which also highlights the importance of voting, was screened for President…
Continue Reading »