Updated: Apr 2
The Identity of the security guard who died from injuries inflicted while she was working a shift at the Okanagan UBC Campus has been released.
24-year-old Harmandeep Kaur died February 27th in Kelowna General Hospital, one day after she was attacked at the Okanagan UBC University Centre Building.
A suspect remains in custody. He has not been identified but is described as an employee of the university. He was arrested under the mental health act and was last reported to be in hospital.
Friends of Harmandeep are expressing their anger on social media. Their anger is not only directed at the alleged attacker, they are also frustrated at the way the RCMP and UBC administration have handled her death.
Much of their frustration is being shared on Facebook.
A GoFundMe campaign has been started. Kuljit Pabla, a cousin of Harmandeep Kaur says he started it to help the young woman's parents pay for their journey from India to British Columbia as well as legal and funeral costs.
The $25,000 GoFundMe goal was quickly surpassed.
Harmandeep's cousin has also posted a letter to Facebook
Harmandeep Kaur's parents are expected to make the journey from India to Kelowna sometime next week.
Original Story, February 28th:
A 24-year-old security guard succumbed to injuries inflicted on her while on duty at the Okanagan UBC campus near Kelowna, BC.
RCMP report the guard was attacked shortly before 6 AM last Saturday morning, February 26th.
One man is in custody facing possible murder charges. A suspect was arrested under the Mental Health Act and is currently in hospital.
The identity of the security guard or her alleged attacker has not been released, nor have details about the attack.
UBC Okanagan Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Lesley Cormack posted a message to the campus community.
In part, it reads,
"One of our security personnel was assaulted by a worker in the University Centre building."
"We are devastated that something like this would happen on our campus. My heart and my thoughts, and those of everyone at UBCO, go to the family."
The full post from the University can be read here,