Indian police arrest third man for smuggling family deaths in Canada

police of India say a third party has been prosecuted of Four deaths in a frozen family of Southern Manitoba while trying to cross to the United States.

They are said to have acted as scouts for potential immigrants to the United States and helped the family obtain documents for the U.S. leg of their planned trip.

Dashrath Chaudhary faces the same charges as the two others arrested on Saturday.

They have all been charged with manslaughter less than murder, attempted manslaughter, human trafficking and criminal conspiracy.

On January 19, 2022, the bodies of a couple and their two children were found meters away from the border.

Family members say 39-year-old Jagdish Patel has dreamed of living. of United States He and his wife Vaishaliben, 37, and their 11-year-old daughter, Vihangi. and his three-year-old son Dharmik were found on January 19, 2022, near Emerson, Manitoba, meters from the US border.

Investigators said they believed the deaths were related to a human smuggling operation.

RCMP says Patel family landed of Toronto moved through southern Ontario, including Mississauga and Welland, on January 12, 2022, over the next few days.

one week after arrival of In Canada, they started walking towards the border when the temperature was around minus 35 degrees.patrol agent of The US stopped a van with a driver and two Indian nationals a few meters south of the border.

After some time, agents found five others. India walking of snow. The migrants told police they had been walking for more than 11 hours, while the other four left the group overnight.

The van’s alleged driver, Florida’s Steve Shand, was also arrested and will stand trial later this year. of Minnesota was indicted for smuggling.

civil servants involved of of police Research of IndiaHe spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media. police That means the case could go to court within six months.

Officials say man will face life if convicted of prison.

First two men arrested of Case of IndiaThe officials added that Yogesh Patel and Bhavesh Patel were not related to the family members who died near the border.

Jagdish Patel’s father said police of India I showed up at his house earlier this week to tell him and his wife about the first two arrests. do not bring peace

“I think a lot about (family). How do I move on?” said a sobbing Patel. of Hindi of Canadian Press home phone interview of Dingcha Village of Gujarat of western India.

“It doesn’t matter if[the defendant]gets caught,” he said.

“So my son is coming back?”

He said the death had robbed him of his happiness, financial security and even his appetite.

“I didn’t want to eat anything,” he said. “(It was) the first day of the second year after (Jagdish’s) death.”

He tried to find some justification for what he had experienced in the past year.

“Everyone carves their own destiny before starting life on Earth,” he said.

“They were born. They live the life they should. It’s out of our control. They just leave us behind.”

canadian press