Surrey BC Homicide 16 – Surrey Filmmaker Mani Amar dies of his injuries following an assault in Newton

The 2022 Surrey BC Homicide Victim List is available here

Police responded to an altercation in the 14100-block of 61 Ave, on August 31st at approximately 2:00pm.

On arrival police located a man in medical distress who died of his injuries at the scene. The victim has been identified as filmmaker Manbir “Mani” Amar, 40.

One man has been arrested and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has taken carriage of the investigation. Police said the homicide was an ‘isolated incident between two neighbours’.

Anyone with information is asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or email at

*Amar’s film “A Warrior’s Religion” won the best documentary award at the 2009 Sikh International Film Festival in New York City (September 18 to 19).