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BREAKING: Father to be charged with first-degree murder in daughter's death

Local resident Jennifer Fuller places flowers at the scene outside of a house where a young girl was found dead in Brampton, Ont. on Friday, February 15, 2019. The father of an 11-year-old girl allegedly killed while out celebrating her birthday is in police custody and will soon be facing charges in his daughter's death, officers said Friday. Peel regional police Const. Danny Marttini said Roopesh Rajkumar is en route back to Brampton, Ont., the suburb west of Toronto where his daughter Riya was found dead late Thursday night.
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February 15, 2019 - 11:04 AM

BRAMPTON, Ont. - Police say a father will be charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 11-year-old daughter after the girl's body was found in his Brampton, Ont., home.

Peel regional police say Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was arrested near Orillia, Ont., late Thursday after an Amber Alert was issued for his daughter, Riya.

Investigators have said the girl was supposed to be out celebrating her birthday with her father, who she did not live with.

They say the child's mother went to police on Thursday night alleging Rajkumar, her former boyfriend, had made comments indicating his intention to harm both himself and the girl.

Police say Rajkumar is in police custody and is currently receiving treatment for a medical issue at a trauma centre.

Riya was a fifth-grader at a Mississauga, Ont., school and is being remembered as a well-liked student.

More to come.

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