Teen doses parents with sleeping pills, lands in jail
A 19-year-old who set out to fake her own abduction by giving her parents sleeping tablets was yesterday remanded to prison by Acting Chief Magistrate Melissa Robertson, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
Amanda Rampersaud of Lot 28 Genève, Canal # 1, West Bank Demerara, was not required to plead to the indictable offence of administering drugs. It was alleged that between May 2 and May 3 she administered a drug with the intent to facilitate the commission of an indictable offence.
It was further alleged that the accused deliberately caused her parents, Salina and Naresh Rampersaud, to be affected by an overpowering drug, by putting sleeping tablets in their food to facilitate the indictable offence of abduction.
The teen was jointly charged with her cousin, Indranie Daveshadall, who was not in court yesterday as the charge was being read.
The matter was called up to the bench and after a very lengthy discussion the accused was remanded to prison.
She is expected to make another court appearance today at the Wales Magistrates Court.
Kaieteur News understands that Rampersaud and her cousin Daveshadall had tried to stage her kidnapping in an attempt to extort money from her parents.