Member of Parliament for Brampton South, Sonia Sidhu on Wednesday remembered 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar and thanked all Bramptonians including the Peel Regional Police for coming together at the Brampton vigil.
“Today, the House of Commons remembered #RiyaRajkumar who we lost a week ago. I thank all Bramptonians who came together to remember her at yesterday’s vigil.
I also thank @PeelPoliceMedia and @NWBrampton – Bramptonians know these men and women keep our streets safe and our children protected. They broadcasted an #AmberAlert and made a fast arrest. When it comes to protecting our children, it is never inconvenient #RememberingRiya” she tweeted.
Riya became the subject of an Amber Alert late Thursday night after police say her mother allegedly received information that her father planned to hurt both the child and himself.
Police later broke down the door to her father’s home in Brampton, where Riya was found dead.
Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was arrested some 130 kilometres away and was hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He has been charged with first-degree murder in her death.
“Riya was a dreamer,” her mother said.
“She wanted to become a doctor, drive a Lamborghini and one day own a mansion.”
— Sonia Sidhu MP (@SoniaLiberal) February 20, 2019