10 witnesses to testify in trail over 2014 murder of miner


Ten witnesses are slated to testify in the trial related to the 2014 murder of a 39-year-old miner, which is set to commence tomorrow (Wednesday).

Dead: Sunil Ramsundar

The accused; Vishawantie Ragnauth and Nyron Thakurdyal have both denied the murder indictment presented before Justice Sandhill Kissoon at the High Court today (Monday).

The duo are being represented by Attorney-at-law, Nigel Hughes.

On December 26, 2014, at Patentia, West Bank Demerara, Sunil Ramsundar was killed after he reportedly attempted to settle a dispute between his sister, his niece and his niece’s reputed husband.

According to police in a press release back then, the incident occurred at about 22:00hrs.

It is alleged that Ramsundar’s sister was reportedly being assaulted by her daughter Vishawantie Ragnauth and her daughter’s reputed husband Nyron Thakurdyal.

At that time, the now deceased man reportedly inquired from his sister why she was crying, and upon learning of the alleged assault, the man approached his niece for an explanation.

However, this quickly turned into a heated argument, during which Ramsundar was stabbed about his body.

He collapsed on the spot and was pronounced dead on arrival to the West Demerara Regional Hospital.


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