UPDATE: Manslaughter charge for fatal stabbing in Cloverdale

Surrey RCMP say the stabbing happened as a result of an altercation between two individuals who were known to each other.



Gurtarn “Tarn” Sandhu, 27, has been charged with Manslaughter following the death of Jaspreet “Jesse” Dhaliwal, 36, in Cloverdale early Sunday morning (March 26).

On Sunday, Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing around 6 a.m. in the 17000 block of 57th Avenue. When they arrived, they found Dhaliwal suffering wounds received from an edged weapon.

Dhaliwal was transported to hospital, but despite all efforts, he succumbed to his injuries.

The initial investigation found that the stabbing was a result of an altercation between two individuals, according to Sgt. Duane Honeyman.

Sandhu was located at the scene by RCMP, where he was taken into custody. He is scheduled to appear in court this afternoon (March 20).

“This altercation occurred between parties known to each other, and it was not random,” said Cpl. Meghan Foster. “This matter is now before the courts, and limited information can be provided as the court process will be honoured.”

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is working with Surrey RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section and the B.C. Coroner’s Service to gather and review evidence.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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