Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Accused of Killing 11-Year-Old Daughter Dies in Hospital, Police Say

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Accused of Killing 11-Year-Old Daughter Dies in Hospital, Police Say

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Man accused of killing daughter has died: police

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TORONTO - A man accused of killing his daughter on her 11th birthday died in hospital on Wednesday evening, police said, noting that their investigation into the girl's death is not over.

Roopesh Rajkumar had been hospitalized with what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound since shortly after his arrest.

His daughter, Riya Rajkumar, became the subject of an Amber Alert late Thursday night after her father allegedly indicated to her mother that he planned to hurt both the child and himself.

Shortly after the alert was sent out, Peel regional police knocked down the door to her father's home in Brampton, Ont., and found Riya's body.

Officers have not released her cause of death, and note that the homicide unit will continue its investigation. …

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