Bail denied for Surrey real estate agent charged in West Kelowna murder

Bail denied for Surrey real estate agent charged in West Kelowna murder

Tejwant Danjou will have a bail hearing this week

  • Sep. 27, 2018 3:30 p.m.

Cheryl Wierda

The Surrey man accused of killing a woman he was travelling in the Okanagan with has been ordered to remain in custody.

The decision in the case of Tejwant Danjou was made Thursday at a bail hearing before Justice Alison Beames. The reasons for the decision are subject to a publication ban.

Danjou, 69, was arrested July 22 after police were called to the Best Western hotel in the 3400-block of Carrington Road following a report of a woman in need of assistance.

The woman, Rama Gauravarapu, died and Danjou was charged with second degree murder.

At the time, Staff Sgt. Annie Linteau said the two were known to each other, and a code used on Danjou’s court file is reserved for cases where the victim and accused are in, or were previously in, a close and personal or intimate relationship.

Gauravarapu had been a financial planner at a Surrey Royal Bank branch for 20 years. The branch was briefly closed the day her death was announced as her co-workers grieved.

Danjou is a real estate agent and had his real estate licence suspended by the Real Estate Council of British Columbia in the wake of this incident.

Danjou returns to court Oct. 4.


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