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One suspect in Ontario attack on man with autism to turn himself in: lawyer

Last Updated Mar 23, 2018 at 10:53 am PDT

Ronjot Singh Dhami, 25, is a suspect in the assault of a man with autism in Ontario. (Courtesy: Peel Regional Police)
Summary

The first suspect identified in connection with an attack on a man with autism in Ontario will turn himself in: lawyer

A second suspect has been identified as Parmvir 'Parm' Singh Chahil, who may be from Surrey

All three suspects in attack on man with autism in Mississauga believed to be from the Lower Mainland

MISSISSAUGA (NEWS 1130) – One man believed to be behind an attack on a man with autism in Ontario will be turning himself into police, his lawyer says.

Jag Virk says 25-year-old Ronjot Singh Dhami maintains his innocence. Police named Dhami as one of three suspects in the beating, which took place last week at a bus terminal in Mississauga, just west of Toronto. Dhami’s last known address was in Surrey.

“There’s a news organization here that actually obtained a phone call representing the first identified suspect, basically indicating that he would be turning himself in,” says Constable Bancroft Wright with Peel Regional Police. “We haven’t received any information with regards to that as of yet, but that would tell me that obviously they’re within the area.”

Meanwhile, a second man believed to be behind the  attack has also been identified by police.

Parmvir ‘Parm’ Singh Chahil, 21, is now the subject of a Canada-wide warrant.

Parmvir “Parm” Singh Chahil, 21, has been identified as a suspect in an attack on a man with autism in Mississauga (Courtesy Peel Police)

“Through the work with our investigators and obviously individuals who have seen the news clippings and social media posts, we’ve now identified a second of the three in relation to this assault on March 13th,” says Wright.

Wright says there’s reason to believe Chahil is also from the Lower Mainland.

“It’s quite possible. Obviously with regards to what their relationship is, we don’t know that,” Wright tells NEWS 1130. “They’re obviously associated in some way because they were together in an instance where they were seen on video beating a man. So there’s obviously some knowledge. Or whether or not they’re from an area in BC together or they are familiar with the area that they’re in is yet to be determined.”

A third man has not been identified, but he may go by the first name “Jason.” Police say they don’t have any other information about the man at this point.

A video released by police shows three people walking down the stairs at a bus station in Mississauga, then punching and kicking the man, who was putting on rollerblades at the time.

The man was left with cuts and a broken nose.

Last week, police released the following image of the three men believed to be responsible for the attack.

Police consider them extremely dangerous. They ask that anyone who may know these men or have any information about them contact Peel Police investigators.

“We hope that by assisting us in this, we’ll bring some justice to the victim in this matter,” Wright says.

(Courtesy Peel Police)