May 16, 2014 4:57 pm
Updated: May 16, 2014 9:57 pm

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.

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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.

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