Father of girl who died after Amber Alert issued en route to face charges: police

Amber Alert

BRAMPTON, Ont. — The father of an 11-year-old girl found dead after being the subject of an Amber Alert is heading back to a Toronto suburb to face charges in her death.

Peel Regional Police Const. Danny Marttini says Roopesh Rajkumar was arrested by provincial police more than an hour away from Brampton, Ont., where his daughter’s body was found in his home.

Riya Rajkumar was the subject of a brief Amber Alert late Thursday night, but found dead shortly afterwards.

Marttini says Riya’s mother came to police with concerns about her daughter’s well-being based on comments allegedly made by Rajkumar, her former boyfriend.

Police have previously said Rajkumar was spending time with Riya to celebrate her birthday when she was killed.

Marttini says it’s too soon to know exactly when Rajkumar, 41, may be charged or what counts he will be facing.


  1. It’s all power and control! The abuser does it to hurt the mom but uses the child as the target! The lawyers give the abuser the visitation rights and ignore the mom when she tells them he’s got a history of abuse!! So sad when we mothers are not taken seriously!! So brutel for the helpless child!!!

  2. It’s a real shame that people were complaining about the amber alter we received late at night. I don’t understand how someone can rationalize doing something like this.

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