Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Charged in Daughter's Death in Hospital with Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound: Police

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Charged in Daughter's Death in Hospital with Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound: Police

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Man charged in daughter's death in hospital with gunshot wound

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Police say a man charged with first-degree murder in the death of his daughter is in hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was charged in 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar's death after the girl's body was found in his Brampton, Ont., home shortly after an Amber Alert was issued late Thursday night.

Peel regional police say they were contacted by Riya's mother after the child's father failed to return her home from her birthday celebrations.

Police say Rajkumar was arrested by provincial police shortly after Riya's body was found and was taken to hospital for injuries.

Const. Danny Marttini says Rajkumar's injury wasn't discovered until provincial police transferred him into the custody of Peel police. …

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