First-degree murder charges laid after Sunday’s truck fire on Highway 402

OPP says it's continuing to investigate circumstances

Photo by Dave Dentinger, courtesy

A 50-year-old Brampton man, said to be a well-known commentator of the Indian game kabaddi, is facing charges of first degree murder in the death of his 37-year-old wife following an ongoing investigation of a truck fire that occurred early Sunday morning January 31) on the westbound lanes of Highway 402 near the Camlachie Road overpass.

Lambton OPP first said on Sunday that the driver of the vehicle, now identified as Sukhchain Singh Brar, had been able to “safely remove himself from the vehicle” but attempts to rescue a passenger were not successful. The passenger, now known to be Gurpreet K.Brar, was pronounced dead on the scene.

Her body was taken to the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Services in Toronto for further examination.

OPP say the investigation, which is ongoing, is being directed by Detective inspector Heidi Stewart of the Criminal Investigation Branch.

Brar is to appear in Sarnia court on Thursday, February 4, 2016 to answer to the charge. It is not yet clear whether he has been released or is being held by the OPP.

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  • Shaz D

    Hope this is tried in Sarnia. Wonder if it was time for another child bride? POS.