Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date March 15, 2002
Contact Sergeant Gary Crawford
Phone (909) 320-8005
Fax (909) 320-8030



Riverside, CA On March 13, 2002 officers from the Riverside Police Department responded to an apartment in the 1200 block of Blaine Street in reference to an injured man. Officers found a deceased male inside an apartment that appeared to have been stabbed to death. The identification of the victim and cause of death is pending at this time.

A subject who is believed to the roommate of the victim has been arrested for the homicide. The suspect has been identified as:

Bhanwar Singh Purohit
31 years old

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to contact Detective Jeff Joseph at (909) 320-8049 or Detective Keith Kensinger at (909) 320-8034.