New charges laid in murder of Kulwinder Gill of Abbotsford

Two of the four men previously arrested have had changes made to their charges in the 2009 homicide.

Additional charges have been laid in the 2009 murder of Kulwinder Gill of Abbotsford.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) announced on April 22 that first-degree murder charges had been laid against three men – Gill’s husband, Iqbal Gill, 49; Gurpreet Atwal, 26, of Abbotsford; and Jaspreet Sohi, 28, of Surrey.

At that time, a fourth man – Sukhpal Johal, 26, of Surrey – was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and accessory after the fact.

IHIT announced today that Johal’s conspiracy charge has since been changed to first-degree murder, and Sohi has been given an additional charge of accessory after the fact.

All four are next scheduled to appear in Abbotsford provincial court on Monday, May 13.

Kulwinder was out for a walk with her husband on the evening of April 27, 2009 when she was struck by a pickup truck in the rural area of Townshipline and Bell roads, east of Highway 11.

Responding officers were flagged down by her husband, who led them to a water-filled ditch where Gill had been thrown by the impact.

Police seized a suspect vehicle with signs of damage dumped on acreage several blocks away.

The incident was initially believed to be a hit-and-run accident, but police soon began investigating it as a suspicious death.