By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Family members of 32 – year – old Vindra Tyram, who reportedly confessed to killing his 25 – year – old wife and mother of three, Shelly Persaud said the man was forced to make the confession.
The murder took place in the wee hours of Tuesday morning (June 10) at the couple’s Friendship, East Bank Demerara Home. Persaud was found by her reputed husband lying face down in a bucket with her underwear pulled down.
iNews spoke to the man’s relatives, who explained that he is illiterate and was forced to sign a statement that was prepared by the police.
The relatives, who requested to remain anonymous, said the woman’s three children are with them. One relative even told iNews that the man’s 8 year-old is being forced to give false evidence against her father. The relative added that the child came to them traumatized after she was told what to do.
The man’s mother and father visited him and were told by Tyram that he did not confess and was forced to sign the confession statement. The man’s parents are meeting with a city lawyer to represent his interest since they believe he is innocent.
However, iNews today (June, 12) spoke to the dead woman’s father, Orin Morris and he is adamant that Tyram is responsible for his youngest daughter’s death.
He said neighbors later told him that Tyram would normally threaten his daughter. Morris also said his late daughter’s eldest child told the family what took place that night.
Tyram had told the woman’s relatives that she committed suicide. Commissioner of Police (ag) Seelall Persaud yesterday (June, 11) confirmed that the man confessed to the killing and said his story is consistent with the results of the Post Mortem (PM) examination. The PM showed that the woman died from suffocation due to manual strangulation.
The Commissioner said the file will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice. iNews understands that the woman and her husband would usually argue because of his alcoholic habits.