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Woman charged in unprovoked Toronto stabbing to seek bail

Police say Rohinie Bisesar stabbed a person 'without provocation' in a drugstore near Wellington and Bay streets Friday. Toronto Police Service/Handout

TORONTO – A 40-year-old woman accused of attempted murder in connection to an alleged unprovoked stabbing in downtown Toronto last Friday will attempt to seek bail.

Defence lawyer Calvin Barry told the media outside a Toronto courthouse Wednesday morning that Rohinie Bisesar will likely reappear in court again on Friday for a bail hearing.

“The Crown attorney and the police have a right for a few days to continue their investigation and gather the evidience for the bail hearing,” said Barry.

“The problem it’s Christmas season and trying to amass people, get court space. We’ll probably need a special court to have a bail hearing.”

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Barry said the Crown will contest the bail based on the grounds that she may flee the jurisdiction and may commit further offences or obstruct justice.

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“We’re going to put together a program and a package of reliable people in the community and sureties to see that she is presumed innocent and she gets a reasonable bail and conditions that protect the public and that are fair,” Barry said.

Bisesar was arrested Tuesday after she allegedly stabbed a woman with a kitchen knife at a Shoppers Drug Mart in the underground PATH system on Wellington Street West just before 3 p.m. on Dec. 11.

The victim, who police said is in her late 20s, sustained life-threatening injuries and remains in hospital in critical condition.

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The accused has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and carrying a concealed weapon.

According to her LinkedIn page, Bisesar is an advisor and investor in Toronto, with references publicly mentioning her “hard work and determination” and “warmth and interpersonal skills.”

The profile also states she has an MBA in finance, a BAS in general management, a BSc in molecular biology, a certificate in mining, and a Canadian Securities Course certification.

With a file from Adam Miller

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