Justice needed in crime against councillor

I was appalled and disgusted to hear about the recent arson attack on the house of Councillor Surinderpal Rathor.

Editor:

I was appalled and disgusted to hear about the recent arson attack on the house of Councillor Surinderpal Rathor, longtime member of Williams Lake City Council.

To experience such a horror of hatred at any time would be bad enough, but to be forced to endure it at the same time one is grieving the loss of a family member is beyond comprehension.

What were those who did such a thing thinking?!

Answer: They were not, of course.

My deepest sympathies and utmost compassion to Mr. Rathor and his family.

I know him personally as an honourable and caring person who has served this city well for decades, and what happened to his family is no less than a disgrace.

As bad as it was, it would be far worse to allow a miscarriage of justice by letting the tragedy fade away unanswered.

In the interest of justice, those who did such a thing should be charged with attempted murder, and I am not joking.

When a person sets a house afire, it may be their intention that the residents will escape unharmed and lose only material possessions, but they cannot guarantee that.

A person could be asleep, or on medication, or worse yet, have unexpected guests who do not awake in time.

Let us see what will be done in this case.

Donna Mae Smith

Williams Lake

 

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