– “Ow mommy, ow mommy, ah gone dead,” suspect cries
Three days after plunging into the Essequibo River to escape from the police, Parika wife-killer, Ganesh Dhanraj tried the same trick again.
It didn’t work this time.
Instead, he was shot yesterday by a police rank after plunging into a trench a short distance from where he killed his partner.
The 30-year-old labourer, who strangled his wife, Dhanwantie Ram with a bed sheet last Wednesday was found hiding out in an unoccupied house at Parika Façade, East Bank Essequibo (EBD), about five houses from the one he shared with the mother of his three children.
He was shot to the right arm around 02:00hrs yesterday and was taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where he was treated and then taken into custody.
The police believe that Dhanraj, after visiting his parents on Saturday, might have been informed that the property was unoccupied and decided to spend the night there.
Kaieteur News understands that neighbours spotted the wife-killer in the area and alerted the police.
“The police come and they kicked down the door and he run in a trench and jump and like they see the bubble in the water and they shoot and he come out because they tell him if he doesn’t come out, they gon shoot and his family call him out,” Bagotram Jailall, the dead woman’s father said.
He praised the cops for finding the man who murdered his daughter.
Meanwhile, the suspect’s mother, Pearl Ferreira maintained that her son is not a killer, and that he was forced into killing his partner.
The woman said that when her son was shot, she heard him crying, “Ow mommy, ow mommy, ah gon dead.”
“Since this thing happen, I can’t sleep, so we went up talking and then we heard the gunshots and my daughter said it was her brother the police shooting at, so we run out and I see him in the trench calling out for me and his daughter,” the woman lamented.
Ferreira denied that her son had contacted her after murdering his partner.
On Thursday, Dhanraj was spotted at Parika by the police but managed to escape after jumping in the Essequibo River.
Ram, a 29-old housewife was on her way to the Parika Police Station to make a police report against her reputed husband when he dragged her into their home and strangled her during an argument.
Ram’s body was discovered in a sitting position on a chair in the living room of her one-bedroom home with a mat thrown over her.
A postmortem gave the cause of death as compression of the neck due to strangulation.
Latchmie Jailall, the victim’s sister, said that the young mother had moved out from her husband’s home four days prior to the murder due to the constant abuse.
Charges against the murder suspect will be laid soon.
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