Man charged after Vancouver Island woman allegedly held against her will

Police say a woman in Cowichan Valley, B.C., is receiving treatment for serious facial injuries after an incident lasting several days.

On Thursday, 52-year-old Kehar Sangha was charged with nine counts in relation to the alleged incident, including aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and unlawful confinement or imprisonment.

According to a media release from North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP, officers responded to a 911 call on the afternoon of April 11 in North Cowichan, where they found the injured woman in need of medical help.

"She had been held against her will and technically it's called forcible confinement," says Cpl. Krista Hobday with North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP. "She was injured quite significantly about her face".

On the evening of April 12, Sangha was arrested and remains in custody.

An RCMP spokesperson says members of the public are not at risk.

Their investigation is ongoing. RCMP spent Thursday searching Sangha's Duncan property on Stamps Road, where the woman reported being held, for evidence

Police ask members of the public with information about the case to contact North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.

With files from Chek News