Nunavik police arrest, charge man in beating death
Suspect charged in connection to June 3 death in Akulivik
A suspect has been charged in the alleged beating death of a Nunavik man.
Kativik Regional Police Force officers responded to an altercation at a home in Akulivik on June 3.
Witnesses said a man was threatening a woman in a home. When another man stepped in to break up the argument, the suspect severely beat the intervenor, who died from his injuries.
Billy Amittuq, 40, has been arrested and charged with second degree murder in connection to the death of Eli Qaqatuk, 32.
Amittuq remains in custody, and the investigation has been turned over to the Sûreté du Québec.