Surrey man charged in wife's murder 0
Narinder Kaur Kalsi was taken off life support on Saturday. (FACEBOOK)
What was initially a serious assault on the wife of a former Sikh temple president in Surrey has turned into a second-degree murder charge against her husband, police said on Monday.
Baldev Singh Kalsi, 66, had previously been the president of the Gurdwara Sahib Brookside in Surrey before he was charged.
Initially, Kalsi was charged with one count of aggravated assault — later upgraded to attempted murder — after they found his wife severely hurt in a residence on 32nd Avenue in Surrey on July 13.
Narinder Kaura Kalsi died in hospital Sunday afternoon and, as a result, her husband is now charged with murder.
Police alleged it was a “domestic-related” incident.
“Sadly, on July 20, 2014 just before 4:30 p.m. Narinder Kaur Kalsi, with her family by her side, was taken off of life support and pronounced deceased,” said Sgt. Jennifer Pound in a statement.