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No parole for Ratwatte for 13 years

Harpreet Chambal dodged death earlier in his young life after a successful kidney transplant.

Harpreet Chambal dodged death earlier in his young life after a successful kidney transplant.

But on Sept. 8, 2007, a stranger, already under a weapons ban, fired a bullet into his head for reasons that remain a mystery.

Anuruddha Ratwatte, 21, of Mississauga is serving life in prison for murdering the 18-year-old Brampton man.

Yesterday, Justice Bruce Durno said he must wait at least 13 years before he can seek parole for the second-degree murder of Chambal and trying to kill a witness.

“(Chambal) was a bright young man with a promising future. His parents remain devastated by his loss, so much they moved to Edmonton to escape the memories,” Justice Durno told a Brampton court.

Ratwatte never revealed why he killed Chambal or shot at Behzad Zahid, whom he missed.

Ratwatte had no animosity toward Chambal or Zahid, whom he had met a few hours earlier at a party. Ratwatte, who had sold ecstacy at the party, killed Chambal and fired at Zahid after they and Zahid left to get more. Chambal died in hospital about 36 hours later

 
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