Woman found dead in a Surrey home; husband
charged with murder
Investigators are on the scene of a possible murder that was first discovered in a residential part of east Newton in Surrey Sunday afternoon.
Photograph by: Ian Lindsay , PNG Files
METRO VANCOUVER – A Surrey man has been charged with second-degree murder after his wife was found dead in their home Sunday.
Harbans Singh Pandher, 67, was arrested at the house in the 6900-block of 152 Street, Staff Sgt. Jennifer Pound said Monday.
Pandher appeared in Surrey provincial C=court on the charge and remains in custody pending his next schedule appearance on Dec. 3.
Pound, of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, said Surrey RCMP was called to the family’s house about 1 p.m. Sunday after 64-year-old Jaswant Pandher was found unresponsive inside.
“Upon attendance the female was located. However, she was deceased and her injuries were consistent with foul play,” Pound said.
IHIT was then called in to take charge of the investigation.
“As this investigation is early the motive appears unclear but evidence thus far suggests this to be domestic related,” she said.
Harbans Pandher has no criminal record, according to the online court database. Nor has there been a previous history of domestic calls to the house, Pound said.
Pandher’s death is Surrey’s 14th murder of 2014.
By this date last year, there had been 23 slayings in the city’s most murderous year ever.