By Latoya Giles
The relatives of Bridgette Gangadeen spent over US$3000 to procure a Trinidadian pathologist who is experienced in forensic pathology, to conduct a second post mortem examination on her remains yesterday.
The examination which was done yesterday afternoon at the Georgetown Public Hospital mortuary was done in an effort to put all speculations to rest.
One of the woman’s uncle, Heeralall Sukdeo, told Kaieteur News that they were not satisfied with the findings of the local pathologist, so they sought the help of a foreigner. Sukdeo said that a close relative in Trinidad made contact with the pathologist on behalf of the family.
He said that the doctor arrived in Guyana yesterday morning to perform the examination. Sukdeo further explained that once the pathologist arrived in Georgetown he had to take his credentials to the Minister of Health, Dr Leslie Ramsammy, to have them verified.
From there the doctor was summoned by the Ministry of Home Affairs to have a one-day work permit issued.
This move, according to relatives, surprised them since the doctor was from a CARICOM nation and the “Free movement of skills within CARICOM” is in full effect.
After being issued with the work permit he was then taken to the Criminal Investigations Department at Eve Leary before being taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Mortuary to perform the examination.
Almost five hours later the doctor emerged and spoke with the woman’s relatives.
Attorney at law Basil Williams, who is representing the family, told Kaieteur News that the pathologist has prepared a provisional report on the examination and has handed it over to the police.
The lawyer did not specify the findings of the PM, but promised it would be made public soon. Sukdeo said that if the foreign pathologist does not find anything, the family would feel contented and leave it alone.
‘We just need to know because the uncertainty is killing us,” Sukdeo told this newspaper.
The uncle opined that his niece was never suicidal; that the family is finding it very hard to believe that she jumped from a moving truck.
“My niece is not stupid, she is a fighter she would not do that,” the man argued.
He also questioned that fact if his niece indeed jumped from the moving truck, she would have never ended up at the back of the truck.
According to the man, his niece was planning on migrating to the US with her children, next month.
The uncle described her husband as an “abusive man” who always wanted to control his niece.
On Sunday last, Dwarka Gangadeen, was detained by police about an hour after his wife’s mutilated body was discovered in front of the Vigilance Police Station. The woman’s skull was crushed by the rear wheel of the truck her husband was driving after she reportedly opened the passenger door and fell out.
Investigators had sought the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) after completing their report on the matter. This newspaper was told that the DPP has requested additional information before giving definitive advice.
The pathologist, according to relatives, is a professor at the University of the West Indies.
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