Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown Issues Statement Following Death of 11 Year Old Girl
Following the news that 11 year old Riya Rajkumar was found dead in Brampton, mayor Patrick Brown has released a formal statement on the situation.
“On behalf of the Members of Brampton City Council, I want to express my shock by the tragic development that happened in Brampton last night,” Brown said. “This is a horrific and senseless loss of life of an 11 year old child.”
An Amber Alert was put out after the young girl was reportedly abducted by her father.
She was found deceased Friday morning (February 15) at a Brampton residence.
“I have spoken to Acting Peel Regional Police Chief Chris McCord about this isolated incident,” Brown continued. “I want to thank citizens who responded to the Amber Alert. Tips led the Ontario Provincial Police to apprehend the suspect in Oro-Medonte. I am confident Peel Regional Police will do a thorough investigation of this death.”
“My thoughts are with the Rajkumar family and friends. I know our community will provide support to this family,” the mayor said.
Brown concluded his statement by reporting that all City of Brampton facilities would lower their flags to half mast in honour of Riya Rajkumar.
Riya’s father, 41-year-old Roopesh Rajkumar, has been arrested and charged with first degree murder.
The police investigation into this incident is ongoing.
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