Man arrested at home of Jagtar Gill, Ottawa homicide victim

A second suspect was arrested Sunday at the home of homicide victim Jagtar Gill, a 43-year-old woman found stabbed to death in January.

Man arrested on Sunday in connection with death of 43-year-old mother of three

Jagtar Gill, 43, was found dead in her home on Jan. 29 by her husband and 15-year-old daughter. (Gill family)

Ottawa police have arrested a second suspect connected to the death of Jagtar Gill, the city’s first homicide victim of 2014.

The police major crimes unit arrested a man Sunday morning at Gill's home and he is being questioned at the Ottawa police station, police sources told CBC News.

An Ottawa police cruiser remained outside the home of Jagtar Gill after a man was arrested in connection with her death on Sunday, April 13, 2014. (Kamil Karamali/CBC)
​Gill, 43, was found dead by her husband, Bhupinderpal, and her 15-year-old daughter on Jan. 29 in the living room of her home at 174 Brambling Way.

That was one day after she had hernia surgery and it was also the day of her 17th wedding anniversary.

Gurpreet Ronald, a 34-year-old married mother of two, has already been charged with first-degree murder after Gill was stabbed to death.

Bloody metal bar became new lead

There was a new lead in the Gill homicide investigation on Friday after a bloodstained metal bar was found in a wooded area on the west side of Cedarview Road, about 300 metres north of Cambrian Road.

Gurpreet Ronald was charged with first-degree murder in Jagtar Gill's death. She was arrested and charged last week. (Facebook)
Sources told CBC News the metal bar could be linked to Gill’s death. Police also asked the public if anyone saw the bar thrown into the wooded area.

Police believe this bar was used to strike Gill before she was stabbed, sources said.

None of these allegations have been proven in court.

Sources have also told CBC News Ronald and Gill’s husband were close and they were both OC Transpo bus drivers. Ronald also lives on Towhee Place, one street over from the Gill family home.

Ronald's next court appearance is scheduled, via video, for Wednesday.