UPDATE: Surrey assault victim dies; husband charged with second degree murder
UPDATE: Narinder Kalsi, who was brutally assaulted in her Surrey home more than a week ago, has now died. She was taken off life support yesterday afternoon according to IHIT. The homicide team has modified the charges against Narinder’s husband, who was charged with attempted murder, to second degree murder.
VANCOUVER — The president of a Surrey temple is now facing charges of attempted murder after his wife was taken to hospital on Sunday in serious condition, according to the Surrey RCMP.
66-year-old Baldev Singh Kalsi is the president of the Brookside Sikh Temple. He was previously facing assault charges, but they were upgraded to attempted murder on Tuesday afternoon.
Authorities received a call at around noon Sunday that a woman was in distress at a home in South Surrey, near 194 Street and 32 Avenue.
When they arrived to the scene, they found the woman with life threatening injuries.
She was transported to the hospital by a British Columbia Air Ambulance.
Authorities say she is currently on life support.
Kalsi will appear in court July 16, 2014 in Surrey. IHIT has taken over the investigation.
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