A Mississauga man has been arrested in connection with the alleged assault of Elnaz Hajtamiri, 37, a woman abducted from Wasaga Beach three months ago, and police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for a second man.
York Regional Police say 23-year-old Riyasat Singh was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempted murder, attempted kidnapping, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and mischief under $5,000.
Police are now searching for another 23-year-old, Harshdeep Binner of Brampton.
Hajtamiri, who also goes by the surname Tamiri, was abducted on the evening of Jan. 12 when three men dressed in what appeared to be police gear, forced their way into a home on Trailwood Place.
Police said earlier this week they had linked the abduction with another incident in which Hajtamiri was assaulted with a frying pan in Richmond Hill last December, saying they believed the same people were either involved in the abduction, or could identify those responsible.
Hajtamiri remains missing, and York Regional Police are working with Ontario Provincial Police to locate her whereabouts.
Thursday’s arrests are in connection with the alleged December assault. Police have not named any other suspects in connection with the abduction.