Laval child killings: Father, 45, charged with first-degree murder


A forty five-year-old man from Laval, Que. accused of killing his two kids was charged Tuesday with two counts of first-degree murder.

The father, Kamaljit Arora, was additionally charged with one depend of assault inflicting bodily hurt for allegedly strangling his spouse, Rama Rani Arora, in what police consider was a case of home violence within the household’s residence Monday night time.

According to neighbour Annie Charpentier, it was the 2 kids’s older sister who first alerted authorities to the horrific incident.

Charpentier was coming residence from work when {the teenager} got here to her door, asking her to name 911.

“The younger woman got here out in disaster telling me, ‘I want a cellphone, I want a cellphone,'” she recounted.


When police arrived on the residence in Laval’s Ste-Dorothée sector, north of Montreal, they found an 11-year-old boy and 13-year-old woman in crucial situation. The kids have been transported to hospital the place they have been pronounced lifeless.

Their father was additionally transported to hospital in crucial situation below police custody, although his situation is now secure.

His arraignment was postponed on Tuesday because the choose decided he was not match to seem in courtroom. The Crown and defence informed the courtroom that the accused has been unable to speak since his arrest Monday night time and have been hopeful the scenario would change by the point he’s due again in courtroom Wednesday morning to formally face the costs. 

Prosecutor Karine Dalphond couldn’t say whether or not the suspect had a historical past of home violence or whether or not the couple had been getting ready to separate. 


Charpentier, herself a mom of three, mentioned the expertise shook her to her core.

The neighbouring household had solely lived there for a couple of months, she mentioned, and appeared like every other family.

“There’s nothing that might make me predict that this may occur. A model household,” she mentioned.

Neighbour Kali Corovensis was additionally distraught.

“It’s so unhappy that it occurred so near residence. I stroll by there each day. I’ve seen the youngsters exterior. I do not know what to say, we’re simply perplexed,” she mentioned.

Laval police reply to a house on Lauzon Street on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Three individuals, together with two kids, handled on the scene have been rushed to hospital in crucial situation, paramedics say. (Marie-Michelle Lauzon/Noovo Info)

Laval Mayor Stéphane Boyer supplied his condolences to the household on Twitter, stating that “all of Laval is in mourning.”

“It’s laborious to grasp how such a tragic occasion might occur,” he informed CTV News. “What I wish to say to individuals is that if there’s one thing in your life occurring, do not wait, name. There’s a line in Laval, 2-1-1, which you could name. Whatever the issue is, there are individuals on the opposite finish that may be there to assist.”

Quebec Premier Francois Legault additionally expressed his condolences on Twitter.

“My ideas are with the family members of those two kids. I can not think about their ache,” he wrote.


Andre Mahilian is a crossing guard for a faculty close by and is acquainted with the victims.

“I see them on a regular basis going to the college, coming again,” he informed CTV News.

“It’s a tragic day for all the college,” he added, expressing concern for the youngsters’s friends and the way they’ll cope with such a tragedy.

“I do not understand how they’ll act on the college, to play collectively and discover that there’s a pal that’s lacking.”

The victims have been college students at Pierre-Laporte and Saint-Martin faculties in Laval.

According to Laval’s training service centre, mother and father have been knowledgeable of the information Tuesday morning and “groups of execs” have been deployed to the college to supply assist.

“Our ideas are with the household, family members and the academic group surrounding the younger victims,” a press release from the centre reads.  

– With recordsdata from CTV Montreal’s Billy Shields and Matt Gilmour, and The Canadian Press


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