Elderly woman allegedly raped, murdered in Essequibo home

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Dead: Suroojpattie Ramlakhan known as ‘Auntie Carmen’

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The nude body of 73 – year – old Suroojpattie Ramlakhan known as ‘Auntie Carmen’ of Richmond Village on the Essequibo Coast was found on the floor of her bedroom early Friday morning (February 20) by her neighbours.

According to reports, the pensioner lived alone and was only found after neighbours tried to alert her about a snake in her yard. Neighbours told iNews that the front door of her house was locked but the back door was left ajar.

iNews understands that a few of them decided to venture inside when the woman’s nude body was discovered. An alarm was raised and the police were informed.

Reports indicate that her body bore marks of violence on the neck and vagina, while investigators reportedly found several condoms at the scene.

Residents are calling on the Police to have more patrols in the village during the night and to remove gangs of young men on the streets during late hours.