May 21, 2019 1:36 pm
Updated: May 21, 2019 10:05 pm

Mother of accused also charged in connection with murder of Kiran Dhesi

WATCH: Mother of murder suspect also charged

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A second person has been charged in connection with the 2017 killing of Kiran Dhesi.

According to court documents, Manjit Kaur Deo, 53, has been charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder.

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WATCH: IHIT announced additional charges in the murder of Kiran Dhesi. Manjit Deo, mother of Harjot Deo, has been charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder.

Earlier this month, her son Harjot Singh Deo was charged with second-degree murder. The RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said that, at the time, Deo and Dhesi were “involved in a romantic relationship.”

On Tuesday, Kulwant Dhesi, Kiran Dhesi’s uncle, said he was surprised to learn of a family connection between the two people charged, but said the family was at least now feeling a small measure of peace.

“We’re feeling a little better than before, because we’re feeling at least the police did the job, right?” Dhesi said.

“I can say to the community and to everybody, if they have more information please, tell the police.”

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Dhesi’s body was found in a burned-out SUV near 24 Avenue and 187 Street in Surrey in August 2017.

Police conducted a week-long search at a Surrey home after her body was found but never confirmed whether the two were linked.

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Dhesi was a student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and had received a kidney transplant just a few months earlier.

Back in December, IHIT released video of two vehicles of interest: a dark grey Audi Q7 and a dark grey Dodge Ram.

Manjit Kaur Deo is expected to appear in court Tuesday.

—With files from Sarah MacDonald

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