Kalwinder Thind, 23, dead after trying to break up fight at Club, Vancouver




Kulwinder Thind, 23 year old, Granville Strip club employee died on Saturday morning.

Vancouver Police are investigating after a fight on the Granville Strip early Saturday morning claimed the life of Thind.

Police said a fight broke out inside the Cabana Lounge in the 1100-block of Granville St. at around 2:30 a.m. and then spilled onto the street.

Police said nightclub employee Kalwinder Thind, was injured trying to break up the fight and later died in hospital.

Several arrests were made and homicide investigators are currently trying to piece the evidence together.

Until recently, Thind worked as a sales associate at Richmond Chrysler.Curtis Robinson of BarWatch Vancouver, an association that advocates for safe bars and nightclubs, said he was “horrified, saddened and extremely upset and angry about this incident.”

Investigators are appealing to any witnesses and anyone who has information about this incident to call detectives at (604) 717-2500 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8478.

The investigation is ongoing.A police spokesperson said that it seems to have been an alcohol-fueled fight.

Friends have planned a candlelight vigil for Thind.Cabana management did not return requests for comment before deadline. Ritesh Maisuria, one of Thind’s co-workers at the nightclub, said in a text message that Thind “was a great guy trying to do the right thing.”

Maisuria said a candlelight vigil will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday near Granville and Davie streets.