KELOWNA, B.C. — The RCMP say a man has been charged in connection with the death of a security guard after she was attacked at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna earlier this year.
The Mounties have said officers responded to a report of an assault on the morning of Feb. 26 and alleged that a man who was working at the university had attacked a security guard, who later died from her injuries.
Kiranjot Kaur identified the woman who died as her 24-year-old cousin Harmandeep Kaur.
She said her cousin had come to Canada as an international student in 2015 and received permanent residency status in January, with plans to become a paramedic.
The RCMP say the provincial prosecution service has approved a charge of second-degree murder against Dante Ognibene-Hebbourn of Kelowna.
The 22-year-old was expected to appear in court on Wednesday.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 5, 2022.
The Canadian Press
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