Brampton Man Nabbed, Charged With First-Degree Murder


A fourth arrest has been made after a Brampton man was beaten to death.

The investigation is still continuing,” said Peel Regional Police Const. Harinder Sohi.

It’s not closed by any means.”

The suspect was arrested in Brampton on Wednesday (June 6) in connection with the death of Paviter Singh Bassi, 21, who died in hospital after a March 19 beatdown.

Officers responded to reports of an assault taking place near Sandalwood Parkway East and Cedarcliff Trail.

Police found the victim suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Bassi was rushed to a Toronto trauma centre where he later died of his injuries.

Harminder Bassiwill, 24, is charged with first-degree murder. He’s scheduled to appear in Brampton court on June 6 for a bail hearing.

Three other men have already been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in relation to the case.

Homicide detectives charged 23-year-old Guryodh Singh Khattra, and cousins 22-year-old Karanvir Singh Bassi and 20-year-old Gurraj Bassi in March 2018.

They’re also from Brampton.

There’s no familial relationship between the victim and any of the accused parties, say police.

Investigators are appealing for witnesses, dash-cam video, surveillance video, or anyone who may have information about this case to call the homicide and missing persons bureau at (905) 453-2121 ext 3205.

Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting

Photo: Peel Regional Police handout

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