The Gujarat Police have arrested two persons in a case related to the death of four members of an Indian family who froze to death last year while trying to cross over into the United States from Canada without documentation, PTI reported on Sunday.
On January 19 last year, the Canadian Police had discovered the bodies of four Indians near the border town of Emerson. They were identified as Jagdish Patel (39), Vaishali Patel (37), Vihangi Patel (11) and Dharmik Patel (3).
The family was among eleven persons from Gujarat who were trying to cross the Canada-US border. The other seven were detained by the United States authorities after they crossed the border.
On Sunday, the police said that Ahmedabad crime branch officials arrested two immigration agents from Ahmedabad and the Kalol city in Gandhinagar, and accused them of facilitating the family’s illegal entry into the United States.
“The city crime branch has registered an offence in a case wherein the accused [agents] had forced 11 people to walk in the snow in a bid to get them illegally cross the US-Canada border, causing the death of four members of a family,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Chaitanya Mandlik said, according to PTI.
Mandlik said that the Patel family was first…