Guyanese found with throat slit in Canadian hospital
Relatives of a Canada-based Guyanese are awaiting further information on the circumstances surrounding the death of 40-year-old Sradhanand Ramdat who was discovered with his throat slit in a Toronto hospital on Tuesday.
Ramdat, called ‘Shivo’, formerly of Windsor Forest and Craig, West Coast Demerara, was found lying in a pool of blood in a washroom of the hospital where he had gone to receive therapeutic treatment for an injury he had sustained to his foot.
Family members in Guyana are baffled over the sudden and tragic death, since there is no initial indication that Ramdat took his won life.
This newspaper understands that no knife was found at the scene.
Speaking with this newspaper yesterday, Ramdat’s brother, Dianand, said that they received the news on Tuesday night.
“I ain’t know if he commit suicide or anybody murder him but we get the news from over there. We are waiting on a final report,” Dianand Ramdat told this newspaper.
According to Dianand Ramdat, his brother had sustained an injury to his foot and has been undergoing therapy at the hospital three times per week, since last year.
And it was on one of those visits that he met his demise.
“We don’t know if he do or who do it. All we know is that he get he throat slit in the hospital,” the dead man’s brother explained.
Ramdat left Guyana three years ago and was living with his wife and two sons.
Arrangements are presently being made to ship his body back to Guyana for cremation.
Ramdat’s death comes in the wake of the murder of another Guyanese, Sugrim Haridath, called Raymond, who it was alleged was killed by a group of carjackers in Trinidad.
Initially this newspaper had reported Haridath was shot.
However a source in Trinidad told this newspaper that police have now ruled that Haridath died of a heart attack.
Haridath, who had left Guyana in April last year to work at a temple in Diamond Village, Trinidad, was found with a wound to his skull.
Investigators in the Twin-Island Republic had initially believed that there is a link between Haridath’s killing and that of Trinidad contractor Ashmeed Mohamed whose bullet-riddled body was thrown from a car a short distance from where the temple is located.
Mohamed was the victim of a carjacking and his killers went to a site near the temple where the Guyanese was employed to get rid of the vehicle.
A Trinidad newspaper had reported that police there believed that Haridath was murdered because he saw the men who stole Mohamed’s car, while they were trying to get rid of it.
Mohamed’s car was found about 150 feet from the temple with blood stains on the hand brakes.
Investigators have also now ruled out any link between the two deaths.
Haridath’s body will also be brought back to Guyana for burial.