Update Victim Identified – Toronto Homicide #34 – A woman who was set on fire on a TTC bus in June dies of her injuries

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Toronto police and emergency crews were alerted that a woman had been set on fire at the Kipling Station on Friday, June 17, and approximately 12:25pm.

According to reports a man poured a liquid onto a woman on a TTC bus and then lit on fire. Paramedics rushed the victim to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre to treat second and third-degree burns.

According to a CBC News report from July 5th, the victim died of her injuries in hospital. Police said they suspected the attack was random and motivated by hate.

At the time of the attack, 33-year-old Tenzin Norbu, was arrested and charged with attempted murder,  common nuisance endangering lives and safety of the public, mischief over $5,000 interfering with property and assault with a weapon. Police have not released what new charges he is facing.

Toronto police have identified the victim as Nyima Dolma, 28, of Toronto. On Monday, July 11, 2022, Tenzin Norbu, 33, of Toronto, was charged with First-degree murder.

Nyima Dolma

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at www.222tips.com.