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Indian-origin man gets life sentence in Canada for stabbing wife to death

 (News Agency)-A 40-year-old Indian-origin man was awarded life in jail in British Columbia, Canada, for stabbing his wife to death.
Navinder Gill killed his wife Harpreet Kaur Gill in December 2022. They had three children together, all under 10.
British Columbia's homicide investigation team has announced that Navinder would not be eligible for parole for 10 years.The sentencing took place on February 21."Incidents of intimate partner violence have a profound effect on families and communities," Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) spokesperson Sergeant Timothy Pierotti in a statement.
“We're thankful for the great work being done by Surrey RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) Victim Services and the Ministry of Children and Family Development who continue to support the family and the community,” Pierotti added.
The attack took place at their residence in Surrey, shortly after 9 pm on December 7, 2022.
Harpreet, 40, sustained multiple stab wounds and died in a hospital despite life-saving efforts of first responders.
Navinder was arrested on December 15 by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT). He was charged with second-degree murder on December 16, 2022.
He pleaded guilty to his wife's murder on June 22, 2023.
During the court proceedings last June, the lawyer argued that his client had made a mistake."He was very remorseful in court today. It's a very tragic incident, that's all I can say," lawyer Gagan Nahal said.
Harpreet worked as a teacher and raised three children - all below the age of 10.
Her parents and brother, living in India, are struggling and concerned about the future of their grandchildren.
Harpreet's parents have reportedly sought legal advice regarding their custody