Family home of Surrey religious leader charged in death of his wife targeted by thieves
WATCH ABOVE: Home of allegedly murdered woman hit by thieves. Darlene Heidemann has the latest details.
VANCOUVER – The family of a Surrey religious leader accused of murder have now themselves become victims of crime.
Former Sikh temple temple president Baldev Singh Kalsi was charged last month with the death of his wife Narinder Kaur Kalsi.
Narinder was found in her south Surrey home in severe medical distress on July 13. She was airlifted to hospital but eventually was taken off life support.
While her husband was in jail awaiting trial, his family home was targeted by thieves multiple times.
Baldev was also assaulted while in custody at Surrey Pretrial Centre.
The family says thieves have broken into the house and out buildings six times since the event hit the news. The first break-in happened while the family was in hospital and their mom was still on life support.
After the fifth break-in the family hid a camera and captured the images below this past Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Police say its likely the alleged thieves knew the house would be empty.
“We’ve had a couple of incidents reported at that residence since the homicide investigation was initiated, one in mid-July and one in early August,” said Cpl. Bert Paquet with the Surrey RCMP. “We’re talking about property crimes, we’re talking about an invasion of privacy, breaking into somebody’s vehicles, stealing items. In one of the cases a vehicle was stolen as well. So these files are actively being investigated.”
It is alleged that jewellry, TVs, computers, a tractor and even a brand new van belonging to Narinder have been taken. The sons say their dad is in jail, their mom is dead and now thieves are re-victimizing them and they can’t properly grieve until they are caught. They are asking anyone who can identify the men to contact Surrey RCMP.
PHOTOS of suspects on Baldev’s property:
– With files from Darlene Heidemann
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