The Newton home where Amanpreet Bahia was found murdered in 2007.

The Newton home where Amanpreet Bahia was found murdered in 2007.

Woman’s husband, two others, charged with her murder

2007 slaying in Newton results in three arrests.

The husband of Amanpreet Kaur Bahia has been charged with her murder four years ago.

Baljinder Singh Bahia, 41, and two others – Tanpreet Kaur Athwal, 42, of Surrey and Burnaby’s Eduard Viktorovitch Baranec, 33 – have been charged in the slaying of Amanpreet Bahia in her Newton home.

Her body was discovered about 11:20 a.m. on Feb. 7, 2007 when family members returned to the house from an outing.

Two of her three children were home when the slaying occurred.

Police described the death as a “brutal, violent attack.”

Investigators said at the time Bahia’s husband and other family members were interviewed by police and were being “fully cooperative.”

It was revealed this week that Bahia’s husband was identified as a “person of interest” early on in the investigation

The provincial Unsolved Homicide Unit was asked to review the file to determine whether there were viable investigative avenues and take over the investigation. In early December 2010, investigators from the Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crime Historical Case Unit – South provided investigators with new information that assisted in advancing the investigation.

Anyone who has information in relation to any unsolved homicide is asked to contact the “E” Division Unsolved Homicide Unit at 1-877-543-4822 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Surrey North Delta Leader