A 21-year-old man was to be charged Monday with the murder of a 36-year-old man committed last Thursday in Puvirnituq, a northern village in Nunavik.
The crime was committed on the night of Wednesday to Thursday. Local police were called to a house to assist a “woman with injuries”.
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“The information gathered on the scene led the police to go to a second residence, where a man was found dead,” said Sergeant Nancy Fournier, spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).
36-year-old Qalingo Sivuaratik was pronounced dead on the spot.
The police quickly identified their main suspect in this case and the latter was arrested.
The 21-year-old was questioned by SQ personal crimes investigators, who inherited the investigation into the case.
According to the authorities, the two events are linked.
However, it was impossible to know the link between the suspect and the victims.