Police have charged 39-year-old Sukhvir Badhesa with second-degree murder after a woman died in a Surrey home Sunday.
Police are calling this a “domestic violence related homicide.”
Two women were found hurt at the home, in the 10000-block of 128A Street, just before 6 a.m. Sunday after a resident reported hearing a fight.
Badhesa was related to both women, police say.
A 35-year-old woman was treated in hospital and survived but a 61-year-old woman died at the scene.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was called in Sunday and announced charges Monday.
Badhesa faces several charges including second-degree murder, aggravated assault and uttering threats.
“IHIT was able to move very quickly through the initial stages of this investigation as a result of the quick work of Surrey RCMP in identifying what can be described as a domestic violence related homicide,” said Sgt. Stephanie Ashton of IHIT.
Badhesa was due in Surrey Provincial Court at 1:30 p.m. Monday.