Second man charged with attempted murder after frying pan attack
Elnaz Hajtamiri, 37, was assaulted in December in an underground parking lot before being abducted three weeks later in Wasaga Beach, Ont.
Ontario Provincial Police say Elnaz Hajtamiri was abducted on January 12, 2022 from a residence in Wasaga Beach by 3 men who posed as police officers.
York Regional Police have apprehended a 24-year-old Brampton resident in connection with the alleged assault on Elnaz Hajtamiri in the basement of a condominium tower in December 2021 in Richmond Hill, north of Toronto.
In a statement, police write that Harshdeep Binner faces multiple charges of attempted murder, attempted kidnapping, possession of proceeds of crime exceeding $5,000 and mischief over $5,000. as well.
York Regional Police does not, however, specify the circumstances under which the 24-year-old was arrested.
Police say officers were called to an address on King William Crescent in Richmond Hill after two unidentified men attacked a 37-year-old woman with a frying pan in an underground parking lot.
The attack had been interrupted by the arrival of a Good Samaritan. The two individuals then fled by car.
An undated travel photo of Elnaz Hajtamiri .
Elnaz Hajtamiri was taken to hospital for injuries that were never life-threatening.
A first individual was apprehended in this case in following a search warrant at a Brampton residence last April.
Riyasat Singh, 23, is charged with the same charges as his alleged accomplice.
Binner and Singh will remain incarcerated pending their next court appearance in court, the date of which was not mentioned in the press release.
Elnaz Hajtamiri has not been seen since the evening of January 12, 2022 at Wasaga Beach.
The Ontario Provincial Police alleges that the Iranian-born woman was kidnapped by three individuals who allegedly posed as uniformed police officers.
Mohamad Lilo had been arrested on January 21, 2021 and charged with criminal harassment before being released on bail 4 days later. He was arrested again on July 12, 2021, for kidnapping in particular.
A Quebecer, Mohamed Lilo, was arrested in July in Brossard on this subject before being transferred in Ontario.
A Barrie court justice of the peace last month refused to release him on bail. The 35-year-old individual has since been incarcerated in Penetanguishene prison.
He is also charged with attempted murder and attempted kidnapping in connection with the kidnapping. frying pan attack of December 21, 2021.
He will return to court in Collingwood in mid-October for the rest of the proceedings that have been started against him.