Edmonton, April 19: The family of Edmonton teen who was assaulted outside his high school is grieving and remembering him as a fun, outgoing, and loving family member.
After spending a week in hospital, Karanveer Sahota, 16, died from his injuries Friday.
He was known affectionately as Karan, the second youngest in the family, who liked to produce music and play basketball.
Sahota was at the bus stop outside of McNally High School on April 8 when he was attacked by several youths.
“(They) beat him with something and also stabbed his main organs,” said Shivleen Sidhu, his cousin. “It repeats over and over how scared he must’ve been. How much pain he must’ve been and how much he must’ve probably wanted to be just at home with his mom.”
On Sunday, the Edmonton Police Service said a “number” of youth suspects had been identified and that further information about the investigation was “forthcoming.”
An autopsy is scheduled for April 20, which will determine the cause of death and take place just days before the boy’s scheduled funeral.
“For three, four days, we didn’t really understand,” Sidhu said. “We were planning on how to deal with the aftermath of everything and how to support our little cousin.”
Karan was someone who looked after his family and tried to help around the house. He cared a lot about looking after his sister and mom.