Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tobago Records its Second Murder

There has been a second murder in Tobago this year with the death of 76-year-old Kuar Singh.

Following a post-mortem performed by pathologist Dr Easlyn McDonald Burris on Saturday, it was found that death was due to manual strangulation, in addition to a fractured spine.

According to police reports, on February 24, officers on mobile patrol were stopped by Sulochani Devi-Singh, wife of the deceased, around 1.15 a.m. in the Hampden, Lowlands area.

Singh pointed to the body of her husband on a bench near Kadds Supermarket. She reported that around 12.30 a.m. she left her husband sitting on the bench and went home a short distance away.

Around 1.30 a.m. she returned and met her husband lying motionless. He suffered from Alzheimer's disease, officers were told.

District medical officer Dr Dindra Clinker was contacted and ordered the body removed to the Scarborough Mortuary.

Neighbours in the area said Singh's death came as no surprise, referring to a dispute over family property.
Family members would not comment on the matter.

Acting Corporal Burt Guy of Old Grange CID and officers of the Scarborough Homicide Bureau are spearheading investigations.
The murder toll, according to an Express tally, stood at 84 up to last night.

Source: TrinidadExpress

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