NRI teens were murdered in gang-style
Abbotsford, BC, May 05, 2009
On Thursday, NRI Dilsher Gill, 17, and Joseph Randay, 18, were
kidnapped at gun-point from a Bateman city park, in Abbotsford,
B.C, 40 miles southeast of Vancouver by a car-borne assailant.
On Friday, they were found slain in a car on Sumas Mountain. Both
kids were grade 12 students at the local W.J. Mouat Secondary
Amarjit Randay, father of Joseph Randay told media that all we
know is that they were kidnapped at gunpoint and now they have
found their bodies. He said:
- His son Joseph and Gill were hanging out with their school
mates in the park when the assailant pulled up to them.
- His son confronted the assailant when he tried to kidnap two
other teenagers by pointing his gun at them.
- Randay and Gill were the best of friends and had been since
Grade two.They were best friends forever. They played hockey
- His son was a “good boy” who had nothing to do
Amarjit further said, it is hurtful to have his son linked to
known gangsters in media reports because of his connections with
other teenagers on Facebook. It hurts when they make connections
like that just because he had a picture on there. Every kid has
300 pictures on their Facebook
According to Vancouver paper, it has learned they had been selling
marijuana and recently expanded their operation to include other
Cpl. Dale Carr, of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team
- Investigators have learned that the victims did have a link
to high-risk behaviour. Investigators are still in the process
of determining just what the level of involvement the young
- Investigators would like to make it very clear that there
are no signs of torture that occurred prior to the murder.
- The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is still hoping
more witnesses will come forward
- We plea for anyone in the park between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.on
Thursday, please contact police.
Abbotsford is home to one of the largest Punjabi communities
in Canada and lies almost on the US border. It is also known as
the theft capital of Canada because of its high property crime
rate. In this city, marijuana is freely available and traded with
cocaine in the US. Vancouver NRI kids have been involved into
drug gangs over the years. Since 1990, more than 110 young kids
have been killed in gang shootings and most of the cases were
Mayor George Peary have confirmed that Bateman Park has been
a trouble spot for drug trafficking.
It is also confirmed by local media that Mike Ahuja, listed in
Facebook was a friend of Joseph Randay. Mike Ahuja's elder brother
linked to the Red Scorpion gang. Last month, two young men linked
to the Ahuja group were shot to death