Arrest in 2010 Murder

By Kevin Masterman, Toronto Police Service Published: 6 a.m. December 12, 2016

A fugitive living in Maylasia was returned to Canada to face a charge of Second Degree Murder.

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Nanthi Eashan Dharmaratnam, 25, died after being allegedly intentionally struck with a car in 2010

Seran Kasilingam, 28, was arrested on Dec. 8 at Pearson International Airport, and charged in connection with the death of Nanthi Eashan Dharmaratnam, 25.

It is alleged that a man, while operating a car, deliberately struck Dharmaratnam on March 13, 2010. The 25-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene on Pharmacy Ave. in Scarborough.

Homicide Cold Case Detective Sergeant Stacy Gallant said further charges could follow for anyone who helped Kasilingam escape the justice system.

“If anyone is found to have assisted in any way any of these fugitives to escape or continue to maintain fugitive status they will be investigated and may face the criminal charge of Accessory After the Fact to Murder,” he said.

Kasilingam was listed among those on the  Homicide Most Wanted early this year. There are 30 others on the list.

Gallant said Cold Case investigators are using their website as well as social media, including video appeals for information, to help find fugitives as well as remind the public that many cases remain unsolved.

“These are dangerous people that have been alleged to have committed the most serious of crimes.  Using social media and mainstream media we can reach out to more people in countries across the world where fugitives may be hiding to avoid justice,” Gallant said. “All it takes is one phone call to let us know where these people are-no matter how much time has passed we will continue looking for these fugitives.”

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police liaison in Kuala Lumpur, along with the Canadian Border Services Agency, assisted in returning Kasilingam to Canada.

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