An assessment requested for the father accused of having killed two of his children in Laval

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An assessment requested for the father accused of having killed two of his children in Laval

Kamaljit Arora is accused of killing two of his children on October 17 in Laval.

The court on Thursday ordered an assessment of the fitness to appear of Kamaljit Arora, the man accused of killing his two youngest children in the Sainte-Dorothée neighborhood of Laval , last October 17.

The 45-year-old man, who had tried to end his life shortly before his arrest by the police, has now come out of the coma in which he had been plunged. He attended the hearing by telephone from his bed in intensive care, but his lawyer spoke on his behalf, while an interpreter provided the Punjabi translation.

Currently, he is awake, confirmed Karine Dalphond, criminal and penal prosecuting attorney. But he is still unable to be in a state where he is fit to appear.

The defendant is in a state of extreme confusion, according to a psychiatrist of the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur-de-Montréal, which offered its expertise. It would therefore be ill-advised to address the facts of the case, said the defendant's lawyer.

Kamaljit Arora will therefore be transferred to the Philippe-Pinel Institute for his assessment.

He is charged with the premeditated murders of his 13-year-old daughter Anzel and his 11-year-old son Aaron. He is also accused of assaulting and injuring his wife.

According to the police, Arora poisoned, tied up and drowned the two children before attempting to kidnap himself life by poisoning himself. Upon arrival at the scene of his 18-year-old eldest daughter and his wife, the accused allegedly attempted to strangle her.

The next hearing in this case will take place November 10.

With information from Geneviève Garon

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