Delivery driver killed in Mississauga carjacking ‘simply trying to make a living’ as international student in Brampton
Published July 18, 2023 at 9:10 am
The Brampton delivery driver beaten and killed in a carjacking is being remembered as a hardworking international student who was just trying to make ends meet.
Peel Regional Police say Gurvinder Nath died in hospital on Friday (July 14), days after being beaten and left for dead while making a food delivery in Mississauga’s Britannia and Creditview Rds. area.
The violent carjacking is just the most-recent recent incident in an area of Mississauga that has seen multiple shoot-outs.
An international student who came to Canada from India in 2021, the 24-year-old’s killing has sent a shockwave through the community.
A GoFundMe page has been started to raise funds to have Nath’s body sent to India, and the student is being remembered as dedicated and hardworking, “who was simply trying to make a living.”
“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 has already received more than $56,000 of a $100,000 goal as of Tuesday 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,” the fundraiser reads.
That area where Nath was attacked has been plagued by gun violence and deaths over the last few years.
Twice last year, Peel police went door-to-door in Meadowvale-area neighbourhoods and Erin Mills in search of information related to various shootings, some of them fatal.
Police say Nath was making a delivery shortly after 2:00 a.m. on July 9 when he was attacked “by unknown suspects who attempted to take his vehicle.”
There was a physical altercation and Nath was left on the road as the culprits took off in his vehicle. He was rushed to hospital where he died of injuries five days later.
Nath’s vehicle was later recovered by police not far from the scene of the carjacking near Old Derry and Creditview Rds.
Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or may have dashcam or surveillance footage from the area around the time of the carjacking to contact police at 905-453-3311, ext. 3410, or Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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