UPDATE: Man charged with setting Newton home ablaze

Wife and daughter were in the house when it caught fire Thursday night.



A Surrey man has been charged after allegedly setting his home on fire with his wife and daughter in it.

Parminder Singh Saini, 62, was believed to have been in a heated argument with his wife on Thursday, Dec. 1.

His 27-year-old daughter called police at about 7 p.m., alleging her father had poured liquor through the house and set it alight.

All family members at the 6100-block 147 Street house got out safely.

Firefighters estimate there was about $100,000 damage to the home.

Saini was expected to appear in court on Monday, Dec. 5.

He is facing charges of arson in relation to inhabited property and uttering threats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surrey North Delta Leader