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New details emerge in the deaths of four Indian migrants in Manitoba

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A photo posted to Facebook in 2019 shows Dharmik Patel, 3, his sister, Vihangi Patel, 11, and their parents, Jagdish Patel and Vaishali Patel.

The Canadian Press

New details have been released in the Manitoba human trafficking case in which an Indian family froze to death in 2022 while trying to cross to the United States on foot in the dead of winter< /p>

Harshkumar Ramanlal Patel faces seven charges after allegedly arranging the transportation of a family of four to the airport. at the border near the rural community of Emerson, Manitoba.

In Minneapolis court documents, prosecutors say Patel, 28, was warned about blizzard conditions before dropping off Jagdish Patel, his wife Vaishaliben, their 11-year-old daughter Vihangi and 3-year-old son Dharmik.

It is unclear whether the family was related to the accused, as Patel is a common name in India. p>

The documents also link Patel to a human trafficking group based in India, which uses student visas to bring Indian nationals into Canada before helping them cross the border into the United States.

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Mr. Patel is scheduled to appear in court in Minnesota on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the man accused of driving the family to At the border, Steve Shand, who is from Florida, is also expected to be arraigned Wednesday in Minneapolis on additional charges.

Previously, he was charged with human trafficking, but pleaded not guilty.

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