Teen Murder Still Unsolved

By Robert Hale, Toronto Police Service Published: 8:39 a.m. March 26, 2018

The family of a teenager killed 11 years ago near his Scarborough school is still seeking answers and hopes someone will come forward with information that will lead to the arrest of the suspect.

A close up of a teenage boy
Dinesh Kumar Murugiah died in 2007 at age 16 after being stabbed near his high school

On Tuesday, September 11, 2007 shortly before noon, 16-year-old Dinesh Kumar Murugiah was with several friends that had congregated in a laneway at the southwestern corner of Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute (WWCI) at  2239 Lawrence Ave. E.

The laneway travels from the school’s parking lot toFlora Dr.

“Dinesh and his friends were planning on leaving the school grounds for lunch when a male approached them from the Flora St. direction,” said Detective Sergeant Stacy Gallant, of the WCCI student. “The male suspect walked directly up to Dinesh, words were exchanged and the suspect started swinging a knife at Dinesh. They grappled, both of them fell to the ground and, sometime during the encounter, Dinesh was stabbed in the chest.”

Video appeal for information on the murder of Dinesh Kumar Murugiah

The suspect fled out of the laneway to Flora Dr. and was last seen getting into a 1994 Black Honda Civic. The vehicle drove away in a southerly direction.

The victim was transported to a trauma hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

“The family is still seeking answers,” said Gallant. “There is someone out there who knows who is responsible for the senseless murder. There is no doubt that witnesses to this murder exist. Come forward and do the right thing to resolve this tragic event.”

Investigators believe the killer may still be in Southern Ontario.

Gallant also encouraged friends and family members to contact Homicide investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, or to give a tip to Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at  222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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