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Father searches to make sense of son’s murder

A father is struggling to find answers in the murder of his 21-year-old son in Toronto.

Kartik Vasudev moved to Canada from India to get an education. Instead, he is dead.

Police arrested 39-year-old Richard Jonathan Edwin on April 10 for the murders of Vasudev on April 7 and 35-year-old Elijah Eleazar Mahepath two days later.

In both cases, Edwin is accused of firing his weapon multiple times. Investigators describe the killings as random attacks and say the victims did not know the accused.

“There is a motive behind it, what was he thinking before the killings? We need to find out these questions,” said Jitesh Vasudev, Kartik’s father said to CBC. “This is the answer we need to have.”

His son’s body arrived back in his hometown of Ghaziabad for burial this past weekend.

“He always wanted to go abroad and was living his dream,” said his friend and fellow engineering student Kamal Thakur to Indian Express. “He had the life he wanted there… a good college, good friends.”

Vasudev’s father says the next hearing for Edwin is scheduled for April 20.

“We need justice, and we plan on traveling to Canada to make sure that everything is on track, and if they can share some details with us.”

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