Last week, Nyima Dolma, 28, of Toronto died in hospital after she was set on fire on a city bus near Kipling Avenue and Dundas Street West. Police have now identified the woman and accused Tenzin Norbu, 33, of murder, an accusation that was originally attempted murder. The incident happened at around 12:25 pm on the 17th of June.
Police originally said that a man on the bus attacked Dolma by pouring a liquid on her and setting it on fire. They had suspected that the attack was motivated by hate and was aimed at a random woman. However, in a news release issued on Monday, police said that Norbu and Dolma were not connected in any way. Norbu is currently facing charges of common nuisance endangering the safety and lives of the public, assault with a weapon, and mischief over $5,000 directed at property.
On Monday, Nyima Dolma (28 years old from Toronto) was seriously injured in a fire at the apartment building where she lived. Police said that the fire was put out, and she was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Norbu appeared in court via video link on Monday.
Police have said that further investigation has suggested that there was no connection between the woman and her attacker. On June 19, Norbu was arrested for allegedly committing attempted murder, wielding a weapon, causing a common nuisance that endangered the health and safety of the public, and ruining more than $5,000 worth of property. He appeared in court on Monday by video link, according to police.