March 21, 2018 6:34 pm
Updated: March 22, 2018 6:25 am

1 of 3 suspects wanted in beating of man with autism to turn himself in: lawyer

We are learning more about the suspects believed to be behind the vicious attack on an autistic man in Mississauga. One suspect has now been identified. Catherine McDonald has more on what we know.

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – A lawyer representing a suspect in the beating of a man with autism says his client is not guilty of the attack that drew outrage from across the country.​

Jag Virk says 25-year-old Ronjot Singh Dhami — whose last known address was in Surrey, B.C. — will turn himself into police, but he maintains his innocence.

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Peel Regional Police named Dhami as one of three suspects in the beating, which took place last week at a bus terminal in Mississauga, just west of Toronto.

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Police identified the second suspect as Parmvir (Parm) Singh Chahil, a 21 year-old man of no fixed address.

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The third person allegedly involved in the incident has not yet been positively identified, but police say he might go by the first name of Jason.

READ MORE: Canada-wide warrant issued for second suspect in assault on man with autism

A video of the attack released by police on March 13 shows the unidentified victim sitting at the bottom of a stairwell putting on roller blades when three men approached from behind and began to punch and kick him.

WATCH: Police release footage of attack on man with Autism at bus terminal in Mississauga

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