Canadian charged with Islamophobic killing of a Muslim family

Canadian charged with Islamophobic killing of a Muslim family
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A 20-year-old man, Canadian national, was charged with murder after mowing down a family in Ontario with his pick-up truck on Sunday evening. The 20-year-old Canadian national killed four and injuring a child, in what can said to be a case of Islamophobia.

Many Canadian leaders including PM Justin Trudeau have condemned the killings. They reiterate that hate has no place in the Canadian society.

Nathaniel Veltman, the truck driver, drove his vehicle into the Muslim family. They were out for an evening walk in the town of London in the Canadian province.

As per the London police, the victims were all members of the same family. The deceased include a 74-year-old female, a 46-year-old male, a 44-year-old female, another 15-year-old female. A 9-year-old male who remains in hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

The murderer is a resident of the same town. The charges are on four counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted murder.

A statement from London police cites investigators saying that it was an intentional act and that the victims were targeted because of their Islamic faith.

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