Father charged with 1st-degree murder in death of 11-year-old girl subject of Amber Alert

Peel Regional Police say a 41-year-old man arrested in connection with the death of his 11-year-old daughter, who was the subject of an Amber Alert, has been charged with first-degree murder.“We are proceeding with a first-degree murder charge. It’s gone to court for the information and it will be laid,” Const. Danny Marttini told reporters earlier during a news conference Friday afternoon.Police said the girl, identified as Riya Rajkumar, was out with her father for her birthday on Thursday and was supposed to be dropped off with her mother at a predetermined time.Police said Rajkumar’s mother contacted police at around 7 p.m. due to a concern about her daughter’s safety and a parental abduction investigation was launched.“That information was actually given to the mother. She received that information from him, which obviously set off her alarms, extreme concern, which was why she attended the division,” Marttini said during a news conference Friday morning.

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