Accused killer father is reportedly dead


TORONTO:  A man accused of killing his 11-year-old daughter has reportedly died in hospital.

Roopesh Rajkumar died on Wednesday, according to media reports, after spending days in hospital with what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

His daughter, Riya Rajkumar, became the subject of an Amber Alert late Thursday night.

Shortly after the alert was sent out, police found her body inside her father’s home.

Rajkumar was charged with first-degree murder in Riya’s death.

The day Riya died _ Valentine’s Day _ was also her and her mother’s birthdays.

People attend a candlelight vigil held for Riya Rajkumar in Brampton, Ontario on Tuesday 19, 2019. Community members gathered in Brampton tonight to honour the 11-year-old girl allegedly killed by her father. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young