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Canada: Muslim neurosurgeon is charged with the murder of his wife


Toronto neurosurgeon charged with murder of doctor wife

A 40-year-old neurosurgeon was arrested Friday night in connection with the murder of his wife of 12 years, Toronto Police said.

By BRENNAN DOHERTYStaff Reporter
The Star, Fri., Dec. 2, 2016

A Toronto neurosurgeon has been charged with the murder of his wife, Elana Shamji, a 40-year-old family physician.

Shamji has been identified as the woman whose body was found dead on Thursday afternoon near the underpass of a bridge beside the West Humber River in Vaughan.

Toronto Police Service Det-Sgt. Steve Ryan said the alleged suspect, Mohammed Shamji, 40, is a neurosurgeon associated with Toronto Western Hospital.

In a press conference, Ryan told reporters police have spoken to witnesses and that he believed there had been an altercation in the couple’s home.

Elana Shamji’s mother had reportedly not heard from her since Wednesday, and she didn’t show up to work at Scarborough General Hospital on Thursday or Friday morning. Shamji’s husband did not report her missing, Ryan said.

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The remains of Scarborough family doctor Elana Fric Shamji, 40, were found in Kleinburg, Ont., Thursday afternoon. Toronto police have charged her husband, 40-year-old Mohammed Shamji, with first-degree murder.

On Thursday afternoon, around 3:30 p.m., officers with York Regional Police were called to a bridge beside the West Humber River — just off Nashville Rd, near Howland Mill Rd. The body of a woman had been discovered, but her identity was unknown.

A post-mortem autopsy in Toronto Friday afternoon confirmed Shamji’s identity, and that she had been strangled and suffered blunt force trauma of some kind, Ryan said.

Police arrested Mohammed Shamji without incident at around 8 p.m. Friday night, at a coffee shop near Lakeshore Rd. E. and Hwy 10 in Mississauga.

Elana and Mohammed have three children, whose ages are not confirmed. The children are currently in the care of Elana Shamji’s mother, and police have sealed off the couple’s North York home as they await a search warrant, Ryan said.

Mohammed Shamji is due to appear in court Saturday morning.

With files from the Vaughan Citizen

7 thoughts on “Canada: Muslim neurosurgeon is charged with the murder of his wife

  1. ISLAM THEORY

    GIVE THEM PLACE TO LIVE AND THEY WILL MAKE YOU LEAVE
    GIVE THEM OPPORTUNITY AND THEY WILL RAPE/KILL YOUR WOMEN
    GIVE THEM SCHOOL AND THEY WILL BURN IT
    GIVE THEM COLLEGE AND THEY WILL CONVERT IT INTO MADRASA
    GIVE THEM UNIVERSITY AND THEY WILL CONVERT IT INTO A SLAUGHTER HOUSE
    GIVE THEM EDUCATION AND THEY WILL BECOME JIHADIST
    GIVE THEM MONEY AND THEY WILL BUY GUNS
    GIVE THEM SHELTER AND THEY WILL KILL YOU
    GIVE THEM HOME AND THEY MAKE YOU HOMELESS
    GIVE THEM FOOD AND THEY WILL GIVE YOU POISON
    GIVE THEM LOVE AND THEY WILL HATE YOU
    GIVE THEM LAND TO LIVE AND THEY WILL MAKE IT THEIR OWN COUNTRY
    GIVE THEM HOSPITALITY AND THEY WILL SHOW YOU HOSTILITY
    GIVE THEM REFUGE AND THEY WILL ASK FOR INDEPENDENCE
    GIVE THEM MOSQUE AND THEY WILL DESTROY YOUR TEMPLES/CHURCHES/SYNAGOGUE
    GIVE THEM LIFE AND THEY WILL GIVE YOU DEATH
    GIVE THEM HAPPINESS AND THEY WILL MAKE YOU SAD
    GIVE THEM SMILE AND THEY WILL MAKE YOU CRY
    GIVE THEM BLESSINGS AND THEY WILL CURSE YOU
    GIVE THEM PEACE AND THEY WILL GIVE YOU WAR
    GIVE THEM FRIENDSHIP AND THEY WILL GIVE YOU ENMITY
    GIVE THEM FREEDOM AND THEY WILL TAKE YOUR FREEDOM
    SHOW THEM YOUR GOODNESS AND THEY WILL THINK THAT IT IS YOUR WEAKNESS.

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  2. What you forget is that this is a case of domestic violence of the worst sort – it is shocking and disturbing to all. For your knowledge the accused was an Ismaili which is a very liberal sect. He and his wife were very secular and hardly an orthodox Muslim family by any means. They would socialize fully with neighbors including drinking wine and spirits openly. Most Ismailis are Indians from East Africa who speak Gujrati and Katchi and they do not follow any extreme version of Islam; They don’t wear head coverings, they don’t pray in the manner most Muslims do and in many other respects they are very secular so do not turn this into a diatribe against all Muslims. This is about a criminal who killed his wife who deserves to be punished to the full extent of the law.

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    • Dear OATS, Of course, most Muslims never commit a murder, go on jihad or fly an airplane into Manhattan skyscrapers. However, they ALL are called to imitate Mohammed who committed or commanded a violent action every six weeks during the last nine years of his life. Most Muslims deny what we read in the Sira and hadiths and I doubt you have read either of these source texts, and yet, you present your self as an expert on Islam. LOL.

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  3. I keep telling people that you can trust NO muslim medical practitioners or nurses as ALL place Muhammad before Hippocrates and western versions of correct medicine. Certainly there are probably a few that are decent but even they can change. Wearing a hijab in OTU? or refusing to wash hands etc. etc., ad infin

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    • Will, are you a fool? He was a world renowned neurosurgeon who saved lives. His patients are in shock. The medical community is reeling. This has nothing to do with religion. This runs far deeper into issues of domestic dispute, violence and mental illness. Don’t bring race and religion into this.

      The victim had filed for divorce and then was found dead. All you can say is not to trust all Muslim doctors out there? This has nothing to do with him being Muslim or a doctor. This could very well have been two white individuals in a bitter dispute.

      Get some education.

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      • You are the fool if you think Islam has nothing to do with this kind of crime. These stories are all too common and fools like you continue to apologize for them Wife beating and honour killings are an integral part of the culture and idiots like you enable its insertion into western society.

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      • You are so incredibly dense, I honestly feel for you. The religion this guy was following was incredibly liberal, so your point is moot. Even if he were a more traditional Muslim, you are still grasping at straws. The only fool is you and people who are as closed-minded as you. Please, educate yourself before making ridiculous connections.

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