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Abbotsford man charged with 2nd-degree murder after death of wife

Police in Abbotsford, B.C., say a man has been charged with 2nd-degree murder after the death of a woman. (Shane MacKichan - image credit)
Police in Abbotsford, B.C., say a man has been charged with 2nd-degree murder after the death of a woman. (Shane MacKichan - image credit)

An Abbotsford man has been charged with second-degree murder in relation to the death of his wife on Friday night.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) said in a Sunday statement that the Abbotsford Police Department were called to a home at the 3400 block of Wagner Drive around 10:50 p.m. PT on Friday.

Responding to calls of an assault in progress, they found 41-year-old Balwinder Kaur suffering from life-threatening stab wounds. She later died in hospital, according to IHIT.

On Saturday, Kaur's husband Jagpreet Singh was charged with second-degree murder in relation to the fatal stabbing. Singh, 50, was arrested on the scene.

Charges have been laid against 50-year-old Jagpreet Singh in the death of his wife Balwinder Kaur.
Charges have been laid against 50-year-old Jagpreet Singh in the death of his wife Balwinder Kaur.

Charges have been laid against 50-year-old Jagpreet Singh in the death of his wife Balwinder Kaur. (Shane MacKichan)

"This was an isolated incident," says Sgt. Timothy Pierotti in a statement, adding the police will keep investigating in the coming days and work "to support the community affected by this tragedy."

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact IHIT.