May 11, 2013 News
– Teen was pregnant when killed
By Rabindra Rooplall
As police investigate a murder/suicide case involving Vijay Arjune, 24, and his pregnant girlfriend, Parbati Raghoo, 19, Thursday evening, relatives are blaming each other for the shocking deaths as the couple had planned on getting married this month.
The couple was found dead in a rented car, PNN 9189, on an isolated spot at Caledonia Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD) with apparent gunshot wounds to the head.
Arjune lived at Lot 4, Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara while Raghoo called ‘Priya’ is from Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara. A firearm was recovered at the scene. Their bodies were taken to the Lyken Funeral Parlour.
Relatives of Arjune, called ‘Kevin’, a popular auto electrician, said he had relationship issues but they never suspected that it would lead to such an end. Yesterday, relatives visited the police station to collect Arjune’s jewelry that was on his possession when he died. However, they were told “is only fine jewelry the man had on nothing much, but I know he wore all his jewelry, now the police claim to don’t know about all his jewelry.”
Arjune left home on Friday last to visit Suriname with his fiancée after he claimed that he was in distress and needed time to figure out his relationship and issues at home.
The couple returned on Wednesday and stayed at Raghoo’s home in Soesdyke. However, the duo was set to visit Arjune’s parents but never reached.
The worried parents decided to journey to Soesdyke in search of the couple. They saw the car at Caledonia but did not realize it was the car their son rented. Upon returning on the same path they discovered their slumped bodies in the vehicle after stopping to check.
“I was rapping on the window; I thought they were resting in the car. But then we realised something was wrong,” Arjune’s father, Robin Persaud said.
He explained that both families agreed that the couple would have been married; however, “both side parents went and ask home and thing but is just because my wife’s brother got murdered last year in Diamond scheme and we tell them they should wait and get married next month instead of this month.”
Adding that his son was a quiet boy who did his auto electrician work, Persaud said the relationship Arjune had with his girlfriend was one that had its own problems with infidelity.
Relatives of Parbati Raghoo also reiterated that the couple left last week to go Suriname to sort out some issues Arjune had been having at home and with their marriage.
They were also accompanied by Raghoo’s sister and they returned Wednesday last.
“His mother had problems with her son’s previous relationships. However, she liked Priya a lot and they had planned to get married but there was a problem with the family arrangements. His family wanted him to get his own home and vehicle before he settled down. But Arjune was frustrated and wanted to get married because the girl was pregnant.” Raghoo’s relatives noted.
“He was very frustrated, on the same day it happened he even said while sitting on the step that he would kill her and himself if things don’t work out,” another relative disclosed.
At the scene, the mother of the dead woman stated that they left her home about 17:45hrs Thursday to go to the home of Arjune’s mother. After some time elapsed, the parents of both parties decided to phone them repeatedly, but there was no answer. Their suspicions grew and the worst fears were confirmed when they discovered the duo in the parked car.
The mother of the dead girl, Raywatie Raghoo, said that Arjune took the life of her daughter and knew exactly what he was doing.
“He said that his mother tormented him and he was frustrated; he had two previous relationships and he couldn’t live with the girls. His mother caused him to lose the relationships. She used my daughter to help Arjune forget about the other girl. They came and ask home for my daughter and we made an agreement, now she stressed her son and look what happened; I lose my daughter also.”
Raghoo’s mother said, “This boy mother made me lose my daughter! They were supposed to marry legally yesterday!”
Relatives of the two are assisting police with their investigations.
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