– reputed husband remains in custody
Police may lay charges soon in connection with the death of Columbia, Essequibo resident Nandranie Narine, called ‘Hema’, after an autopsy confirmed that the 40-year-old was murdered and brutally violated.
A police official said that an autopsy, performed by Government Pathologist Dr. Nehaul Singh, revealed that Narine was manually strangled. The official said that the autopsy also showed that someone had thrust a large object into the victim’s sexual organs, resulting in rupturing of the vagina and hemorrhaging in the pelvic cavity.
The victim’s reputed husband, 32-year-old Suresh Persaud, remained in custody yesterday, but his stepson has been released.
Relatives told Kaieteur News that the man and his wife were heavy drinkers and often fought while under the influence of alcohol.
The mother of three was discovered lying motionless at her one-bedroom Columbia home on Friday last by her eldest son, Talesh. According to a police report, Narine’s body was almost nude and was in a pool of blood. It bore marks of violence, reportedly due to wounds on her right side chin, right forehead and nose.
There were also bloodstains on the floor and mattress. The slain woman’s older sister, Sookmattie Jainaraine, said that she last saw her sibling at home Friday morning around 07:00 hours. According to the sister, Narine’s eldest son entered the house and raised an alarm after finding his mother.
Narine’s body was transported to the Oscar Joseph Hospital at Charity.
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