Charge laid in 2022 stabbing at High School

Surrey, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2023-11-21 15:42 PST

File # 2022-1478

A man has now been charged in relation to the 2022 stabbing of 18-year old Mehakpreet Sethi.

Background:

On November 22, 2022, at approximately 12:08 p.m., the Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing in the parking lot of Tamanawis Secondary School, located in the 12600-block of 66 Avenue, Surrey. Officers located an 18-year old, later identified as Mehakpreet Sethi of Surrey, suffering life-threatening injuries. Despite the best efforts of responding officers, the victim sadly succumbed to his injuries shortly thereafter. As a result of the quick action of the Surrey RCMP, a 17-year old who was identified as a suspect by witnesses, was located and taken into custody. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct of the investigation and continued to work closely in partnership with the Surrey RCMP, the RCMP Forensic Identification Service and the BC Coroners Service. 

On November 21, 2023, the BC Prosecution Service charged the suspect, now 18-years old, with second-degree murder, in relation to the death of Mehakpreet Sethi.
As the suspect was a Young Offender at the time of the homicide, his name will not be released publicly.

IHIT’s investigative team has remained committed to this investigation over the past year. We would like to thank the Surrey RCMP, the staff and students at Tamanawis Secondary School and the entire community, for their support throughout this investigation, said Sgt. Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. Serious incidents such as this have a profound impact on all those involved. IHIT and the Surrey RCMP will continue to support the community and all those affected by this senseless tragedy.

Anyone in need of support as a result of this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP Victim Services at 604-599-7600 or by email at Surrey_Victim_Services@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Released by

Sgt. Timothy Pierotti

Media Relations Officer
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6T3
Office: 778-290-5202

Email: ediv_ihit_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: homicideteam.ca

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