Bisesar Remains in Custody
CBJ — A Toronto businesswoman charged in an apparently unprovoked fatal stabbing in Toronto’s financial district will remain in custody until her next court hearing in early January.
During a brief court appearance this week Rohinie Bisesar (pictured) was led into the prisoner’s box, dressed in a dark green sweatsuit. She conferred with her lawyer but did not address the court. Her case is due back in court on Jan. 8.
The 40-year-old Bisesar has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Rosemarie Junor.
Toronto Police allege Bisesar stabbed Junor at a Shoppers Drug Mart in Toronto’s popular underground PATH network of shops and restaurants last Friday.
Security images taken at the time of the stabbing showed a well-dressed, long-haired woman making a hasty retreat from the drugstore.
Junor, a newlywed medical technician who worked nearby, was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries and died five days after the attack.
Bisesar is a graduate of Queen’s University and received an MBA from York University. Described as an intelligent businesswoman, she was also known to be shy and reserved. Apparently friends say they noticed a decline in the woman’s mental health over the past couple of years after she became estranged from her family and began living on her own.
In recent months she had difficulty finding an executive position and was seen by witnesses loitering in the downtown area. One waitress at a local eatery says there were days when Bisesar would spend all day just sitting at a table, and would often fall asleep.
At one point last year the then 39-year-old Bisesar had to be hospitalized for what has been described as a mental and psychological breakdown.