Lakhwinder Bal

Surrey: Homicide detectives have laid second-degree murder charges against two men in a case involving a Surrey, man that dates back more than a year.

The accused were arrested Friday and charged in the death of Lakhwinder Singh Bal, who was found unconscious and critically injured near a Surrey fast-food restaurant parking lot on August 19, 2018.

The 48-year-old died later in hospital.

At the time, the RCMP said officers had responded to reports of a fight in the area.

They have never said what caused Bal’s death, although a statement from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says the attack was not random nor gang-related.

Daljeet and Gurmail Biring appeared before a judge on Monday and remain in custody prior to their next court date in Surrey on November 19.

The Canadian Press