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Fundraiser to help send body of White Rock stabbing victim home surpasses $40K

Kulwinder Singh Sohi died in the 15400-block of Marine Drive on April 23

A fundraising page launched to help the family of the man who was stabbed to death on White Rock’s East Beach Tuesday night (April 23) return his body home to India has already surpassed its goal to raise $40,000.

In his appeal on, Gurleen Singh Sohi describes his brother Kulwinder as a “hard working and really passionate person.”

“I’m really shocked and depressed after this tragic loss,” Sohi writes.

“Our parents are still in India, and we want to give peace to Kulwinder soul by performing last rituals at our hometown.”

The page was created Wednesday afternoon (April 24). As of 8:45 a.m. Thursday, donations totalled $40,374.

Kulwinder Singh Sohi died around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, after suffering multiple stab wounds while on the waterfront, in the 15400-block of Marine Drive.

READ MORE: Man dead after 2 people stabbed in 2 days in White Rock; suspect at large

Police arrived at the scene within minutes of the 911 call reporting the attack, but the suspect — described as a Black male, 5’11”, wearing a hat and a grey hoodie — was not located. He was last seeing fleeing northbound from the promenade towards Marine Drive.

In a statement issued late Wednesday afternoon (April 24), White Rock RCMP Staff Sgt. Rob Dixon said police patrols have been increased in the waterfront area in response to two recent stabbings: Tuesday’s killing, as well as the attack Sunday night (April 21) on another waterfront visitor. The suspect’s description in both incidents is similar.

“This level of violence is not something we are accustomed to seeing in White Rock, however, we have experienced investigators who have been and continue to work diligently to find the person or persons responsible,” Dixon states.

“Understandably, the incidents have raised concerns surrounding safety in our community. I share those concerns. These acts of violence are the top priority for me and the detachment.”

Dixon adds that White Rock RCMP is being supported by specialized policing resources from the Lower Mainland District, Surrey RCMP, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, Integrated Forensic Identification Services and Integrated Police Dog Service.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken conduct of the homicide investigation.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-4448(IHIT) or by email, to

Tracy Holmes

About the Author: Tracy Holmes

Tracy Holmes has been a reporter with Peace Arch News since 1997.
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