Victim of brutal stabbing identified
Toronto's 30th homicide victim of the year now has a name and face: Annushath (Annu) Indrakanthan was only 19 years old and had planned to attend Ryerson University this fall.
On Monday, police got a call at 12:35 p.m. They responded to a commercial plaze at 7 Bonis Ave., which is north of the intersection of Birchmount Road and Sheppard Avenue East.
Officers located a man suffering from obvious trauma. The victim was taken to hospital via emergency run, where he succumbed to his injuries," police said Tuesday in a news release.
Police said there were four or five men in a white Ford vehicle parked across the street.
"Two of the men, armed with an edged weapon and an unknown additional weapon, exited the vehicle. The two men attacked the victim," police said.
Reports from Monday suggested that Indrakanthan was stabbed in the chest and stomach and bashed in the head, possibly with a hammer.
After attacking their victim, the vehicle reportedly when north on Birchmount then east on Huntingwood Drive. Police managed to confiscate the vehicle on Monday, but not nab any suspects.
"Objects were being thrown from the vehicle," police said.
They are asking any citizens living in the area to not handle any items they might see but to instead call police.
People are asked to call Det. Sgt. Dan Neilsen at 416-808-7398, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or to text TOR and a message to CRIMES (274637).
Meanwhile, at the crime scene, businessman Steve Ali said it's not the first time he's seen that type of violence in the neighbourhood.
"I used to let anybody use my washroom, and now I won't," he said, adding anyone who does now has to present ID.
With a report from CTV Toronto's Andria Case