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Husband faces second-degree murder charge in Toronto woman’s death

Jayanthy Seevaratnam, 46, was pronounced dead following a medical call to police on Tuesday. Handout / Toronto Police Service

Toronto police have identified the woman killed in the city’s 60th homicide of the year.

Officers responded to a Scarborough residence on Empringham Drive, in the area of Morningside Avenue and Sewells Road, on Tuesday afternoon.

The initial call to police around 1:40 p.m. was for a medical response.

Emergency crews found a woman suffering from a severe trauma. She was rushed to hospital and later pronounced dead.

On Thursday, police identified the victim as 46-year-old Jayanthy Seevaratnam of Toronto.

Police also confirmed that the man arrested following her death on Tuesday is 45-year-old Kathirgamanatha Suppiah, Seevaratnam’s husband.

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Suppiah is facing a second-degree murder charge in connection with his wife’s death and was scheduled to make a court appearance on Wednesday morning.

Police said a post-mortem examination showed the woman died as a result of multiple injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

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