Tanvir Singh, the man who beat a girl, fit to stand trial

Tanvir Singh, the man who beat a little girl, fit to stand trial

The DPCP prosecutor.

Tanvir Singh, the 21-year-old man who beat a 10-year-old girl in Pointe-aux-Trembles last week, is found fit to stand trial. He appeared virtually Wednesday morning at the Montreal courthouse.

The man, accused in particular of aggravated assault, had to pass a psychological evaluation at the request of judge André Perreault in order to determine if he is fit to stand trial. From the Montreal detention center, better known as “Bordeaux prison”, Tanvir Singh appeared by videoconference.

After a 30-day stay at the Philippe-Pinel National Institute of Forensic Psychiatry to undergo new assessments on his state of mental health, the man should be back in court on April 25.

He was arrested on March 14 after calls were received at 911 around 11:30 a.m. concerning an assault on a 10-year-old child on Tricentenaire Boulevard, near Notre-Dame Street, in Pointes-aux-Trembles. The Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) had raised the hypothesis of mental health problems in Mr. Singh. 

He faces charges of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. If convicted of aggravated assault, the most serious charge he faces, Mr. Singh could face a maximum sentence of 14 years.

Due to a restraining order non-publication to protect the identity of the victim, his name cannot be disclosed. The child, whose life is not in danger, has been the subject of an important wave of support. Several people expressed their anger and support for the family following the event, including Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante.

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