Candlelight vigil held for slain Brampton man killed in Mississauga carjacking

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Published July 20, 2023 at 10:09 am

Arrest made in Mississauga delivery driver carjacking and murder on July 9, 2023
Gurvinder Nath, 24, of Brampton, was killed in Mississauga carjacking. (Photo: Peel Regional Police)

A 24-year-old Brampton man brutally murdered during a carjacking as he delivered an overnight food order in Mississauga will be remembered at a candlelight vigil this Saturday (July 22).

The vigil for Gurvinder Nath will take place at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre, on Rose Cherry Place in Mississauga, starting at 7 p.m.

Nath, described by family and friends as a hardworking international student who was just trying to make ends meet since arriving from India in 2021, died in hospital last Friday (July 14) after being beaten and left for dead at the side of the road five days earlier as he delivered food to a home in the Britannia and Creditview Rds. area of northwest Mississauga shortly after 2 a.m.

That area of the city has been plagued by gun violence and shooting deaths in recent years.

As family and friends, and the community at large, prepare to honour Nath’s life on Saturday, the business student’s killer or killers remain on the loose.

Peel Regional Police say Nath had just arrived at his destination in the early morning hours of July 9 when he was confronted “by unknown suspects who attempted to take his vehicle.”

A physical altercation followed, according to police, and Nath was left on the road suffering from his injuries as the culprits sped away in his vehicle.

The Brampton man was rushed to hospital soon after the attack, but succumbed to his injuries five days later.

The stolen vehicle was recovered by police near Old Derry and Old Creditview Rds., not far from the scene of the violent carjacking, a short time after the vicious attack.

Police haven’t said how many culprits they’re seeking in connection with the slaying.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have dashcam footage to contact police at 905-453-3311, ext. 3410, or Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money to send Nath’s body back home to family in India and cover funeral expenses.

“We are so sorry this country let you down and, unfortunately, is home to such evil at times,” said one donor to the fundraiser, which had raised more than $80,000 of a $100,000 goal as of Thursday morning.

Any funds left over from funeral arrangements will go to Nath’s family, organizers say.

“May his soul rest in eternal peace, and may his family find strength and solace in the outpouring of support from their community,” Balram Krishan, organizer of the fundraiser, wrote on the GoFundMe site.

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