Mere hours after a woman was brutally slain by her husband in Berbice, police on the East Bank of Essequibo
were dealing with a similar case. A mother of four was early yesterday morning clubbed to death by her paramour who is currently clinging to life after ingesting a poisonous substance.
The dead woman was identified as 37-year-old Mohini Gobin, of Mora, East Bank Essequibo. She was pronounced dead on arrival at the Leonora Cottage Hospital.
According to reports the woman was clubbed to the head with a piece of metal pipe some time around 07:30 hours yesterday at Silver Beach, Roden Rust, some five miles south of Parika. Her attacker is said to be her reputed husband, 38 year-old Ramesh Sattaur who worked and lived at a boat landing in Silver Beach.
Sattaur’s employer Mr. Anthony Cleo Da Silva, who spoke with this publication said that around 07:00 hours, the woman arrived at the worksite asking for Sattaur.
“Well she came in but she was in a haste so I asked her what was the matter and she told me how Ramesh take away she cell phone. I told her girl go home don’t pick no story, “.
Nevertheless, Da Silva said, the woman proceeded to the back of the compound where Sattaur has his living quarters.
“By that time I went into my house and I heard the couple quarrelling about the phone and she kept telling him she wanted the phone and then the argument turn to her having an affair with a police man.”
According to Da Silva again he begged the woman to leave the premises after he realized that the argument was getting too heated.
“It can’t be more than 20 seconds after I hear somebody moaning like if in distress so I came outside and I see Ramesh walking away. I come downstairs and I look at the store room and I see the woman foot sticking outside the storeroom and she was lying on her back, in a pool of blood.”
He said that he saw Ramesh with a metal pipe in his hand. “He is a stout fellow and she is small. He had to swing the pipe with all his might”.
“Then I noticed Ramesh with a whole gallon bottle gramozone and he start drinking, so I holler on him and threaten to beat him and he put it down while I try to help the lady. I made him lie on the ground. When I turn around again a worker holler that Ramesh drinking the gramozone again. He was still drinking from the bottle when I turn around.”
Da Silva said that while he was assisting his other employees in getting the woman into a car for the hospital he saw Ramesh running away.
According to Da Silva, Rajesh who was drenched in the poison began running and screaming hysterically around the compound.
“This boy run, jump into a pond and we thought that was the end of him, then he surfaced, came out of the pond, run in the farm and start running up the beach.”
Not long after Da Silva said the police arrived and arrested Ramesh but after seeing his condition he was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital. Further this publication was told that the injured woman succumbed to her injury before arriving at the hospital for medical attention. The police have since located and removed the murder weapon and the remainder of the poison.
Meanwhile, a source close to the couple related that the couple survived a very rocky relationship for the past ten years. This publication was told that most of the couple’s quarrels were about infidelity on Gobin’s part. Gobin is survived by four children from a previous relationship.
Up to press time yesterday Sattaur was still being treated at the West Demerara Regional Hospital, under police guard.
On Sunday evening Ronda Thompson, a hairdresser was found in a pool of blood in her living room at Onderneeming, West Coast Berbice with her throat slit. Her husband was found early yesterday morning with what is believed to be self inflicted wounds to his neck and body. He later succumbed.
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