An Indian man was arrested by Vancouver police this month in connection with the death of his wife.
Jaswant Singh Gill, who appeared in a Vancouver court Monday, was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of his wife, Gurpreet Gill, according to the Canada-based newspaper South Asian Observer.
Gurpreet Gill was found dead in Richmond, British Columbia, in 2006 but remained unidentified by the Vancouver police until two weeks ago when she was identified using DNA evidence, reported the newspaper.
Gurpreet was 33 when she went missing in 2006.
"We know that there is nothing that will ever make up for the tragedy and loss the family has suffered," the newspaper quoted Sgt. Kevin Mclaren as saying.
"But we hope that today's announcement offers them some measure of comfort, as it has to the investigator," said Kevin Mclaren.
The couple wedded in an arranged marriage in 2000 and they had no children.
The Canadian newspaper reported that the Vancouver police suspected foul play but they couldn't arrest Gill as the police didn't have any concrete evidence until the DNA test this month.
The Vancouver police unit has not yet disclosed the developments that led to the arrest of 40-year-old Gill.
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