- Incidents of sectarian violence have decreased in Canada, known for its multicultural heritage.
- Five members of a Muslim family going on foot in Canada were hit by a man with his truck
- Four members of the family died in the incident and one is undergoing treatment at the hospital.
Incidents of sectarian violence have occurred in Canada, known for its multicultural heritage. Five members of a Muslim family going on foot in Canada were hit by a man with his truck. Four members of the family died in the incident and
The incident happened on Sunday evening. Police in Ontario said the victims included a 74-year-old woman, a 46-year-old man, a 44-year-old woman and a 15-year-old girl. A nine-year-old child is hospitalized in critical condition. The family has requested not to be named. The accused has been arrested in this regard and a case of murder of four persons has been registered against him. Police said the suspect, Nathaniel Weltman (20), a resident of London in Ontario, did not know the victims.
Police said the vehicle trampled the victims at a turn. Police said the suspect was arrested from the parking area of a nearby mall. London Police Chief Stephen Williams said: “We believe the victims were targeted because they are Muslims. If any community is targeted with the spirit of hatred, fear and panic can arise among the community especially Muslims.