Police in Surrey say they are seeking information on a third suspect in the death of British Columbia Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar on June 18.
CTV reports that police believe a getaway driver waited in a silver 2008 Toyota Camry. Investigators had earlier said two other suspects escaped in a getaway car after kiling Nijjar at a gurdwara.
No description of the getaway driver has been released, but Global News reports the other two are described by police as “heavier-set males wearing face coverings.”
Sgt. Timothy Pierotti said the getaway driver waited at 121st Street and 68th Avenue. He thinks the suspects ran on foot southbound on 122nd Street through Cougar Creek Park to the getaway vehicle.
Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Indian consulate in Vancouver in June charging that Nijjar’s death is connected to his advocacy for an independent Sikh state, according to CTV.
“I can’t share with you right now what our beliefs are regarding the motive,” Pierotti said Wednesday.
A leader in the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara describes emotions as raw to Global News.
“I think first and foremost, the most prominent feeling is a marked commitment and determination to continue by Hardeep Singh’s work,” he said.
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