Accused food delivery driver killer charged with murder in Mississauga beating

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Published February 16, 2024 at 12:00 pm

food delivery driver carjacked murder Gurvinder Nath
Jazaine Kerrhas, 21, of Brampton has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of delivery driver Gurvinder Nath. (Photo: Peel Regional Police)

The beating death of an international student and delivery driver from Brampton has led to a second arrest and murder charge months after a violent and deadly carjacking in Mississauga.

Food delivery driver Gurvinder Nath died in hospital on July 14, days after Peel Regional Police say he was beaten and left for dead while making a stop in the area of Britannia Road and Creditview Road in Mississauga.

An international student who moved to Canada from India in 2021, Nath was allegedly ambushed in a carjacking while making a delivery and suffered serious injuries in the attack.

The 24-year-old was remembered as a dedicated and hardworking student who was trying to make a living when he “fell victim to a horrifying act of violence,” a fundraiser for Nath’s family reads.

Police say suspects fled the scene in Nath’s stolen vehicle, which was recovered a short time later not far from the scene of the violent carjacking.

Arrest made in Mississauga delivery driver carjacking and murder on July 9, 2023

One arrest in the beating death was made back in November when Peel police said an unidentified male youth had been charged with second-degree murder in the violent carjacking, and now investigators say a 21-year-old Brampton man is also facing several charges stemming from Nath’s death.

Peel police say Jazaine Kerrhas, 21, of Brampton, has been charged with one count each of second-degree murder, unauthorized possession of a firearm and careless storage of a firearm.

The accused was held for a bail hearing and attended the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, police said.

Peel police told Insauga.com last year that no details about the accused youth would be released, saying only that he had been charged with second-degree murder in Nath’s killing.

GoFundMe page was started to raise funds to have Nath’s body sent to India, raising more than $127,000 of a $100,000 goal.

Police say the investigation into Nath’s death is ongoing and investigators are asking anyone with information or video footage from the area on the evening of July 14 to contact Peel Regional Police by calling 905-453-2121 ext. 3205.

Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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