The 21-year-old man will be detained in the Philippe-Pinel Institute as long as it represents a risk.
According to the report made by psychiatrists and filed in court, Tanvir Singh did not understand the consequences of his actions due to the mental health conditions that afflict him.
Tanvir Singh, this man who beat a 10-year-old girl in the middle of the street in Pointe-aux-Trembles in March 2022, was found not criminally responsible on Tuesday due to mental illness.
The assault occurred on March 15 in this eastern Montreal neighborhood, when the young girl was walking home from school at noon.
After accosting her, Tanvir Singh – who did not know his victim – knocked her to the ground and seriously injured her with the help of a knife. #x27;a sharp weapon.
Alert by the cries of the child, passers-by overpowered the attacker and alerted the police.
< p class="e-p">Tanvir Singh, 21, was charged with assault, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
Although the courts declared him not criminally responsible for this attack, he will remain detained at the Philippe-Pinel Institute for as long as; it will represent a risk. Additionally, the Crown will attempt to have him declared a high-risk accused in order to limit his outings from the facility.
The psychiatrists who examined Tanvir Singh had asked the court to give them an additional month to write their report. They were trying to determine if the accused's mental disorder made it difficult for him to understand the consequences of his actions or to tell the difference between right and wrong.
This attack had shaken not only the schoolgirl, but also her family, who said they did not want the individual to be released.
With information from Geneviève Garon