Daughter fighting to keep mom’s killer behind bars

Sandeep Toor was convicted of second degree murder in the 1998 death of Langley's Baljit Kondolay

Baljit Kondolay

Baljit Kondolay

The daughter of a murdered Langley woman is asking for the public’s help to keep one of her mom’s killers behind bars.

In 2013, Rupy Sidhu created an online petition to deny parole to Sandeep Toor.

On April 19, 1998, Sidhu’s mother, Baljit Kaur Kondolay, was brutally murdered in Langley.

She was shot twice in the head in front of her home.

Police arrested three men — Kondolay’s husband Ajit Grewall, his son Sukhjit Grewall and the son’s friend, Toor.

The Grewalls both received life in prison for first degree murder, with no chance of parole for 25 years.

Toor was sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole for 12 years for the lesser charge of second degree murder.  During his trial, it was established that Toor drove the car that transported the men to and from the crime scene.

In 2013, Toor applied for parole, which was scheduled to take place that fall.

Sidhu started an online petition, speaking to anyone who could help get the word out to sign it. More than 2,700 people signed it and she believes that may have had influence on why a parole hearing never happened.

She said the hearing was postponed on a number of occasions before it was cancelled.

She was recently notified that a parole hearing has been set for Sept. 2. Toor is asking for unescorted/escorted temporary absences.

Sidhu does not want to see that happen. She plans to submit the petition in the hope that will show how the public feels about Toor’s freedom, she said.