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Videos appear to show graphic hit-and-run in Brampton, suspect charged with 2nd-degree murder

Graphic videos appear to show hit-and-run in Brampton
DISTURBING WARNING CONTENT: Peel Regional Police say a man has died after a hit-and-run in Brampton, Ont., late Wednesday. Videos shared on social media and provided to Global News appear to show the disturbing incident.

Videos posted on social media and shared with Global News appear to show the graphic moment the victim of a fatal hit-and-run in Brampton was struck.

Emergency crews were called to the front of a home on Sunny Meadow Boulevard, south of Torbram Road and Sandalwood Parkway East, just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday.

Officials said a man was taken to hospital by paramedics in critical condition, where he later died.

The man was later identified as 51-year-old Balvinder Bains of Brampton.

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Const. Akhil Mooken described the police investigation as “very fluid” and said “there [are] lots of moving parts.”
“Based on some other information [investigators] were able to obtain during the initial stages, the homicide and missing persons bureau was notified and have now taken carriage of this investigation,” he told reporters Thursday morning.

Mooken said a suspect was taken into custody Thursday morning.

2nd-degree murder charges filed after taxi passenger dies
2nd-degree murder charges filed after taxi passenger dies

Police later said the accused, 53-year-old Brampton resident Amarjit Lamba, was arrested for second-degree murder. He made a first appearance in a Brampton court as his wife and two children looked on.

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Global News learned through court documents that the accused was charged in connection with a threatening death incident in 2003. In March 2004, Lamba entered into a peace bond — which means he agreed to keep the peace and in exchange the criminal charge was dropped.

In a video posted on social media and in another video provided to Global News, both of which are under a minute long, the victim appears to get out of a light-coloured van. The van can be seen slowly driving forward before briefly reversing.

Police block off part of Sunny Meadow Boulevard late Wednesday.
Police block off part of Sunny Meadow Boulevard late Wednesday. Adam Dabrowski / Global News

The victim appears to take a few steps away before the driver appears to drive at the man, violently knocking him to the ground, and the front-right wheel fully runs over the victim.

The van then reverses and the driver can be seen slowly accelerating forward. It’s unclear what exactly happened in the moments before and after the videos.

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Meanwhile, anyone with information was asked to call police at 905-453-2121 ext. 3205 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

— With files from Kamil Karamali and Catherine McDonald

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