Grewal update

Western student charged with murder was a Delaware, Sydenham resident

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

The death of a Brampton teen and the subsequent arrest of a Western student last weekend continues to shock the university community.

Kulvir Grewal, an 18-year-old from Brampton and a Western student, faces charges of second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of 18-year-old Artinder Singh, said Amanda Pfeffer, media relations officer for London Police Service.

According to Pfeffer, LPS was called to 10 Ambleside Dr. at approximately 5:30 a.m. Jan. 28, where it discovered the victim with a stab wound to the upper body.

“After a short canine search, police were able to locate the suspect,” Pfeffer said. Grewal ran from the scene after the incident and was found in a wooded area a short distance away.

Police also said they found a knife between the address and where the suspect was found.

Singh, who was visiting London from Brampton, died around 10 a.m. the same morning from his injuries, said Pfeffer.

Grewal is a first-year health sciences student at Western. David Estok, associate vice-president of communications and public affairs for Western, confirmed Grewal lived in Delaware residence at the beginning of the school year. Grewal was later transferred to Sydenham Hall for undisclosed reasons.

“It is a sad situation,” Estok said. “The university can’t comment because there are criminal charges involved.”

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