Mother of 3 strangled to death by abusive husband

first_imgA mother of three was on Wednesday found with a sheet wrapped around her neck in her husband’s Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) home, suspected to have been strangled to death by her abusive husband.Danwantie Ram, 29, of Parika Façade, EBE, was found in a sitting position in a sofa by neighbours, who rushed over to the house after hearing screams. The husband, who was identified as Ganesh Dhanraj has since gone into hiding but the Police are on the hunt for him.Murdered: Danwantie RamReports are the woman and the suspect have been married for the past 12 years but the relationship has been an abusive one.Due to the constant abuse, Ram left her martial home along with her three children about four days ago. The suspect however, went to the victim’s house and demanded that she return to his house but she refused. He reportedly assaulted her and left.It was reported that at about 06:00h on Wednesday, Ram was on her way to the Parika Police Station to lodge a report but was intercepted by the suspect who took her to his home where he committed the act.He was seen running out of the house towards the backdam following the incident. The woman was rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where she pronounced dead on arrival. Her body is presently at the Ezekiel Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.At the scene on Wednesday, the suspect’s mother stated that her son went to her house moments after committing the crime enquiring from her what she was doing and left shortly afterwards. The woman stated that her son would normally visit her home, hence she did not suspect anything abnormal about his behaviour.The house in which the woman was strangled to deathShe admitted that her son would inform her when he and the dead woman would have arguments or fights. “Most time when he and she got problems, she does move out and carry away all the goods and so…”She noted that the couple’s eldest daughter, who is 11, lives with her. The furious mother, however, accused the now dead woman of being unfaithful. “He go work, Sunday to Sunday and give she everything… he doesn’t make she short of anything but she does just fetch out things out of the house and she does be drinking… and that does be the problem”.She also accused Ram of being an unfit mother. Nevertheless, she noted that on Wednesday morning, her husband left home for work and it was then he received the dreaded news that her son “Andre”, as he is commonly called, killed his wife.Meanwhile, Bhagat Ram Jailall, father of the dead woman, claims the suspect constantly abused his daughter, adding that he would normally make peace between them, since they are husband and wife with three children.He said the suspect was in a drunken state on Tuesday and assaulted his daughter. He then promised to visit the man’s house when he is sober to have a chat with him.He recalled that prior to him receiving the news of his daughter’s death, she telephoned him to come to her house but by the time he arrived, his daughter’s motionless body was discovered. He is of the belief that it was premeditated murder.“When I go in the house, the sheet with a knot bin round she head… and he strangle she,” the man stated. The now dead woman leaves to mourn her parents, three children and siblings.Up to late Wednesday evening, the Police were hunting for the suspect. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more

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