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Third Person Arrested in ‘Vicious Assault’ on Man with Autism in Mississauga

The latest arrest comes after a Canada-wide warrant.
May 24, 2018, 2:58pm
Photo of Jaspaul Uppal, 21, via Peel Regional Police; screenshot of attack via YouTube

A disturbing video clip police released from March showed a beating of a man with autism at a transit terminal in Mississauga, Ontario. Now, three suspects in total have been charged with aggravated assault in relation to the incident.

The latest suspect arrested is Jaspaul Uppal, 21, who was the subject of a Canada-wide warrant this month. Uppal surrendered to police in Abbotsford, BC on Saturday, May 19. Under police custody, Uppal returned to Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga last night.

In the video of the incident, which occurred the night of March 13 at the Square One bus terminal, showed three people approaching a man sitting on some steps lacing up rollerblades. In the 13-second clip, the three people appeared to kick and hit the man sitting on the steps, quickly leaving the scene afterward. Police originally released the video during the investigation for public assistance in identifying suspects.

The victim of the attack, who was 29 years old, was taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Others facing charges in the incident are Parmvir Singh Chahil, 21, and Ronjot Singh Dhami, 25. Both were arrested and charged in March. Police have said that all three suspects have no fixed addresses, though the Toronto Star reports that the three men were visiting Toronto from BC.

Uppal is to appear in court in Brampton, Ontario, today for a bail hearing.