Indian police say two men are facing charges in the death of a family who froze a year ago as they tried to cross from Manitoba to the United States.
Deputy Commissioner Chaitanya Mandlik of the Ahmedabad Criminal Branch in Gujarat state said the pair were arrested on Sunday and other suspects were also wanted in Canada and the United States.
He says the two men are accused of acting as immigration agents, providing papers to the family and helping them get to the United States.
They are charged with culpable homicide not constituting murder, attempted culpable homicide, human trafficking and criminal association.
Mandlik says the family traveled from India to Toronto, then to Vancouver and Manitoba, where they tried to walk to the United States with seven other migrants.
They said Jagdish Patel, his wife and their two children froze during the harsh winter.
Mandlik says law enforcement officials in India are coordinating with the Canadian Embassy for next steps.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on January 16, 2023.
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