Ontario | A Quebec resident accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend

A Quebec man is accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, in January. Six months later, the 37-year-old is still undetectable.

Posted at 5:56 p.m.
Updated at 6:20 PM.

Alice Gerard Boss

Alice Gerard Boss
Journalism

Suspect Muhammad Lilo will appear on Wednesday before the Ontario Court of Justice in Bari. The 35-year-old from Broussard is accused of kidnapping, attempted kidnapping and attempted murder.

On January 12, three people in fake police uniforms broke into a house in Wasaga Beach, about 100 kilometers north of Toronto. They were going to kidnap Naz Hajtamiri, a young woman who immigrated from Iran to Canada less than four years ago.

The men reportedly fled with the woman in a white Lexus RX sports car, a 2016-2022 model.

Six months later, Mr.I Hajtmere still untraceable. MI Hagtamiri is about 5 feet 3 inches tall and had black hair when he was snatched.


Photo courtesy of the Ontario Provincial Police

Nazi Hajtamiri

Ontario Provincial Police confirmed to Journalism That the accused was a former friend and business partner of the victim. However, he claims to have no information on a possible motive or justification for this crime. No ransom was requested.

previous attack

A month before she was kidnapped, on December 20, the young woman was attacked and beaten with a frying pan in an underground garage in Richmond Hill, located in the Toronto metropolitan area. It was also alleged that the attackers tried to kidnap him. A man could have intervened, and the attackers would have escaped in a car.

In April, after the young woman was not found, the Ontario Provincial Police broadcast a video call asking for help from the victim’s mother, who lives in Iran. An appeal has also been launched to communities of Iranian origin in the Greater Toronto Area and Montreal for new information.

The day after the video was posted, two men, Riyasat Singh and Harshdeep Benner, were arrested in connection with the Richmond Hill fireplace attack.

Further investigations led to the arrest on Tuesday of Muhammed Lilo of Broussard. He is charged with attempted murder and kidnapping in connection with the Richmond Hill attack, and has been charged with kidnapping at Wasaga Beach.

The 30-year-old was charged in January with criminal harassment of his ex-girlfriend.

Search continues

Ontario Police continue to search for the woman. “We urgently need your help. If you have any information, please report it to the police. I beg you as a mother: guide us and tell us what you know no matter what. Please help us find Elnaz,” pleaded Elnaz’s mother, Fariba Hajtamiri.

Anyone with information is asked to call the hotline at 1-833-728-3415 or anonymously and confidentially with the Ontario Crime Prevention Association (OCTA) at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

Police are calling on the public to post information and photos of Nez Hajtamiri on social media using the hashtag #BringElnazHome.

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