A young Indian student who worked as a food delivery partner in Canada was slain after being attacked viciously during a horrific carjacking. Gurvinder Nath was delivering pizza at 2:10 a.m. on July 9 between Mississauga’s Britannia and Creditview roads when he was accosted and attempted to steal his truck.
Inspector Phil King of the Peel Regional Police’s Homicide Bureau said, “Investigators do believe that there are various suspects involved and that the food order was placed as a means of luring the driver to this specific area.” He added that investigators have obtained an audio recording of the pizza order placed prior to the attack.
According to police, once Nath arrived, he was “violently assaulted” and seriously injured by a suspect who robbed him of his car and fled the area. Before Nath was taken to a trauma centre and pronounced dead on July 14, several witnesses rushed to his aid and pleaded for help.
Siddhartha Nath, the Indian consul general in Toronto, reportedly called Nath’s passing a “heartrending loss” and offered his sympathies to his loved ones, friends, and the community at large.
He claimed that after his death, the consulate general called his family.
“It was heartening for me to see how the community responded and came together both online and physically to support the family in this time of grief,” the Consul General added.
“Of course, nothing can make up for the loss, but it will provide some solace to the grieving family, and it is also a signal of the spirit of the community because it is in times like this when the spirit, solidarity, and sense of empathy are tested.”
The Consul General expressed his desire that the perpetrators be brought to justice.
Despite the fact that the inquiry is still in its early stages, investigators think Nath was an innocent victim.
Nath’s car was discovered abandoned in the hours following the attack at Old Creditview and Old Derry roads, fewer than five kilometres from the crime site, according to King. “The working theory is that there may have been extensive injuries (to Nath) that were not anticipated and that may have caused (the suspects) to flee the vehicle early,” he added.
King claims that after conducting a forensic examination of the vehicle, “several” pieces of evidence had been found. There is no connection between Nath and his attackers that we are aware of through the police.
Regardless of your level of involvement, King said, “I would like to remind those involved that you are complicit in the murder of Gurvinder Nath, and you will be arrested and charged accordingly.”
According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Nath’s remains would be flown to India on July 27 with the assistance of the Consulate General of India in Toronto.
CTV News Toronto met with Nath’s family and friends last week, who said he was on summer leave before returning to his final semester of business school.
“He was innocent; he was just delivering pizza [when] random people hit him on his head,” claimed Nath’s cousin, Balram Krishan.
Nath moved to Canada in July 2021, intending to start his own business.
More than 200 people gathered in Mississauga on Saturday for a candlelight vigil for Nath. According to speakers at the vigil, Nath came to Canada bearing his family’s dreams, and now his family is grieving the death of one of its three sons.