On Saturday March 13th, 2010 at approximately 3:10 am, the Toronto Police Service received a call regarding a Fail to Remain Personal Injury Accident, which occurred in the parking lot of the Terra View Adult Learning Centre, 1641 Pharmacy Ave, Toronto.
Upon arrival of emergency services, the body a 25 year old male was located without vital signs. Despite life saving efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The initial investigation was conducted by members of Traffic Services Criminal Investigations Bureau, and members of the Accident Reconstruction Unit.
During this investigation, information was received supporting the belief that the victim was deliberately struck by the accused while operating a motor vehicle.
As a result, members of the Homicide Squad attended and took charge of the investigation.
With the assistance of the community, and members of Toronto Police Service Intelligence Division, Police were able to positively identify the suspect and the vehicle involved in this case;
On Monday March 15th, 2010, a Canada Wide Second Degree Murder Arrest Warrant was issued for;
Seran KASILINGAM, 28 years, of No Fixed Address, Toronto.
He is known by the nickname of “Kutty Shawn”
Mr. KASILINGAM was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 2 door blue, bearing Ontario Licence Plate.
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On Sunday March 14th, 2010, a Post Mortem Examination of the deceased man was conducted. The cause of his death was determined to be;
Blunt head and torso injuries.
The Deceased in this case is identified as;
Nanthi Eashan DHARMARATNAM, 25 years of Toronto.
Searches involving members of the Peel Regional Police Service Street Crime/Gang Unit and TPS 41 Division Major Crime Unit were undertaken in Brampton and Caledon in an effort to locate Mr. KASILINGAM and his vehicle. These searches proved unsuccessful.
On Thursday March 18th, 2010, the Suspect Vehicle was RECOVERED thanks to an annonymous Crime Stoppers Tip. It was found abandoned at 84 Colville Rd in the Keele St and Lawrence Avenue West area of Toronto. The licence plates have been removed and are still outstanding.
*******THE SUSPECT, SERAN KASILINGAM REMAINS AT LARGE*********
There is information to suggest that Mr. KASILINGAM has fled the jurisdiction. Mr. KASILINGAM is known to have friends in Montreal, Ottawa, and Ste St Marie and we are working with Police Agencies in these areas to assist us in locating Mr. KASILINGAM.
The Homicide investigators appeal to Mr. KASILINGAM to contact a lawyer for legal advice and to make arrangements to surrender himself.
If you know the location of Mr. KASILINGAM please call 911 immediately.
If anyone has any other information pertaining to this case, I would ask that you call the Homicide Squad at 416-808-7399.
CAUTION – if evidence is received that any person is harbouring, aiding, or otherwise assisting Mr KASILINGAM with his escape – you face the risk of being charged with the criminal offence of being an accessory after the fact.