Moga native, working as a cab driver in Canada, killed in attack


By: Express News Service | Ludhiana |

Published: March 22, 2020 9:27:47 am





Victim Balvir Singh Toor’s family members together with his {photograph} at Bhinder Khurd village in Punjab on Saturday. (Express Photo)
A 45-year-old native of a village in Moga district of Punjab, who had been working as a cab driver in Canada for over a decade, was hacked to loss of life by unidentified individuals in a brutal attack at Winnipeg, Canada, in the early hours of Thursday. The household of the sufferer, Balvir Singh Toor, at Bhinder Khurd village in Dharamkot sub-division in Moga have been knowledgeable concerning the incident over a cellphone name round 5.30 am on Friday.

According to reviews, the sufferer was on obligation and was dropping off a passenger when he was attacked. Toor was severely injured and was rushed to a hospital the place he breathed his final.

Toor’s spouse Paramjit Kaur and three youngsters lived with him in Canada, the place they’d shifted in 2010, stated the sufferer’s household. Speaking to The Indian Express, nephew of Balvir Singh, Satnam Singh stated, “We received a call at 5.30 am that he was attacked and eventually succumbed to his injuries. He had gone to Canada in 2010, along with his family and had been working as a cab driver since then. He was well-settled and did not have enmity with anyone. According to his wife, till now, the Canadian police has not given any updates on who were the attackers and why did they attack him. We have no idea if it was a racial attack or there was some other reason behind it. However, we have got to know that in the early hours on Thursday, he was out to drop his first customer of the day and had driven for hardly 2-3 minutes when the attack happened. We have been told that there were two passengers inside and most probably they attacked him. It isn’t clear yet if he was strangled, killed with a sharp weapon or shot at. The Canadian police has not given any details yet.”

The sufferer’s father Balwant Singh stated that particulars of the incident are unclear. “Since the past ten years he was working there as a taxi driver. We have just been told that some unidentified persons attacked my son and fled. He was left to die. We want that the case be investigated properly and those who killed my son should be arrested at the earliest,” he stated.

Meanwhile, in line with reviews by native Canadian portals and information websites, the incident occurred in the westbound lane of Burrows Avenue (about 100 meters from McGregor Street) in Winnipeg and the sufferer was working with a firm Duffy’s Taxi.

According to a report by a Winnipeg-based information portal, “The city police responded to the scene at about 5.25 am on Thursday after the driver activated his vehicle’s distress signal… Paramedics were also called to help the seriously injured man identified as Balvir Toor who was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition but died of his injuries.”

The reviews additional stated that when the police reached the spot, each the driver and passenger doorways of the automobile have been open and the rooftop misery mild was flashing. The space was cordoned off by the police for investigation.

The reviews additional added that earlier, Toor was praised by his firm for his honesty. Toor was lauded by the corporate after a lady whom he had dropped at a hospital along with her little one, had left her pockets in the again seat of his automobile and as Toor found the pockets which contained a whole bunch of {dollars}, he went again to hospital and returned it.

The firm stated that they’re helping the police and Toor’s household in each manner potential.

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