Family of nightclub promoter killed on Granville Street one year ago still waits for justice

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Vigil held to mark one year since fatal stabbing of nightclub promoter
WATCH: The family of Kris Thind holds a vigil to honour their loved one and demand justice. Tanya Beja reports from Vancouver's Granville Strip – Jan 27, 2019

Family and friends of Kalwinder “Kris” Thind held a vigil on the one-year anniversary of the 23-year-old’s unsolved murder.

“This year, it’s like we’ve been living a nightmare that you just can’t wake up from,” Thind’s sister, Jassicka Bhullar, told Global News.

“He was doing the right thing that’s what he’s always done but at the same time it’s hard to know that he’s not here with us,” added Thind’s brother-in-law Simran Bhullar.

WATCH: No charges yet in fatal 2018 stabbing of Vancouver nightclub promoter

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No charges yet in fatal 2018 stabbing of Vancouver nightclub promoter

Thind, a young nightclub promoter and aspiring realtor, was working at Cabana Lounge on Vancouver’s Granville strip on Jan. 27, 2018, when an altercation broke out inside the club.

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The fight between two separate groups eventually spilled onto the street where Thind tried to break it up. He was stabbed and died in hospital.

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The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) says five people were arrested at the scene but later released pending further investigation. One year later, no charges have been laid in Thind’s senseless death.

“The person that has killed my brother is out there living his or her life,” Jassicka Bhullar said.

“It angers me because we’re not able to do that. This year has been, we’ve been living in hell.”

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As Thind’s family prepared for another vigil at the crime scene, they urged any witnesses who haven’t come forward to do the right thing.

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“There was 60 to 80 people there. We know that someone knows something, someone has seen something,” Jassicka said.

“It’s frustrating because we know right from wrong and my brother knew right from wrong.”

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The VPD says evidence suggests several people have photos and video recordings of what happened before, during and after the fight that claimed Thind’s life. Two days after his murder, investigators launched a public appeal for cellphone footage.

“They have uploaded edited footage to various social media sites but have yet to come forward to police,” VPD Sgt. Jason Robillard said in a news release.

“It’s important for our detectives to see the unedited footage, it could be crucial to the investigation.”

Jassicka and Simran Bhullar are vowing to stay vocal until justice is served.

“We’re not gonna go away until we get it,” Simran Bhullar told Global News.

“Kris was my younger brother. He was the best person I know.”

“This shouldn’t have been the end of his life,” Jassicka said.

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“He just deserves more.”


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