An investigation is underway after a man dies while in police custody

On April 28th Kativik Regional Police Force arrested a 24 year old man in Puvirnituq. The man was taken to the police station in community of Puvirnituq and placed into a cell.

Police noticed the man wasn’t breathing at approximately 5:30 pm. The man was taken to a medical station where he was pronounced dead.

The Quebec’s bureau of independent investigations (BEI) has taken over the investigation.


16 year old boy Murdered in Puvirnituq

The local detachment of the Kativik Regional Police Force in Puvirnituq, a northern  village in Nunavik, received a call of an altercation on April 9th at around 1:30 a.m.

Police arrived to find a 16 year old boy severely injured. the boy was rushed to the Inuulitsivik health centre, however he was declared dead on arrival. The cause of death has not been released.

Aipellie Novalinga, 43, has been charged with second degree murder.