Deu Raj Puri,26, was shot dead by Lethbridge Regional Police Sunday night in his residence in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
The deceased was under influence of alcohol and had disturbingly threatened to the family members with a knife in his right hand.
He also had a bruise on his left hand at the time when police came, report from Lethbridge states. The police was called by his father Dilliram, who is not very fluent in English.
When the police came to the rescue of family, Deu Raj was lying in a couch with the knife still in his hand. According to the report BNS received, the police ordered the deceased to put down the weapon, but he paid no heed to the warrant.
Two policemen fired the gun. The police defended themselves for firing citing their safety as the reason to shoot, Bhutanese living in Lethbridge say.
After he was dead, the police took the body.
Meanwhile, Hem Lal Timsina, the president of Canadian Bhutanese Society in Alberta said that the growing community is worried about such actions from police. ‘We are very sad to have this incident’, he said to the local media.
The dead body is taken to Calgary for postmortem while the Puri family is sheltered in a hotel (Econolodge) by the Family Services of Alberta as the family members do not want to return to the house where shooting took place says the report.
The Puri family which arrived in Alberta in November 2011 is still under the benefit provided by the Family Services, the caretaker of resettled refugees.
A verbal report from Alberta informed BNS that Deu Raj was caught by police for some offenses two or three times earlier too.
The family is not much educated and some members are mentally disturbed too. There is always a kind of minor scuffle in the family building up time to time, one informed BNS over the phone.