Charges laid in southeast Calgary stabbing that left 2 women dead
CALGARY- Charges have formally been laid against a man following a deadly stabbing spree that left two women dead, including his estranged wife.
Sanjula Devi, 36, and Fahmida Velji-Visram, 29, died after being attacked in a home in the 6400 block of Penbrooke Drive on May 4. A third woman was also stabbed when she tried to intervene, and was treated for non life-threatening injuries.
The attack happened while Devi was visiting the basement suite she once shared with her now-estranged husband to collect some belongings. She had brought along her young daughter and friend Velji-Visram to help.
52-year-old Hari Pal, Devi’s ex-husband, has since been charged with two counts of second-degree murder, and one count of aggravated assault. He is currently in hospital being treated for self-inflicted injuries.
Pal is scheduled to appear in court on May 20.