The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has spoken with a number of persons of interest relating to the murder of Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi,19. Police described as a good student that was finally healthy after persevering through health issues. Police said Dhesi was last seen leaving her family home at 9 p.m. Tuesday night – 3½ hours before her body was discovered in her family-owned SUV.
The 19-year-old’s body was found inside a burnt out vehicle. Her uncle Kulwant Dhesi said that Kiran had told her family she would be out for a couple of hours when she left home at 9 p.m. on Aug. 1.
The uncle of a young Surrey woman murdered last week says her devastated family is hoping someone will come forward with information that leads to an arrest.
Kiran’s uncle Kulwant Dhesi said the senseless violence that led to his niece Kiran’s slaying must not be inflicted on other families. “I appeal to everyone in the public — if you have any evidence please give it to the police,” Dhesi said Tuesday. “The violence has to be stopped.” Kiran’s family and friends remembered the Kwantlen University student at a candlelight vigil in Surrey at Cougar Creek Elementary School. Her funeral is scheduled for Sunday.
He said police contacted the family when their torched SUV was found about 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 2, but there was no word about a body. So they still held out hope that Kiran might be with friends until the police contacted them again later that morning to say she had been found dead.
Kulwant and Kiran’s father run a family trucking business..Kiran’s mom is really struggling to come to terms with the murder, Dhesi said. She had been by her daughter’s side throughout the teen’s struggle with poor health for more than four years. Kulwant informed media that his his niece was diagnosed at age 15 with Wegener’s disease, which damaged her kidneys. She finally got a transplant in February and spent about two months recovering, said Dhesi, a businessman and community leader.