[www.inewsguyana.com] – Thirty one – year – old Vindra Krishna Siriram of 34 Friendship, East Bank Demerara was today committed to stand trial in the High Court for the unlawful killing of his wife.
He was accused of murdering his 25-year-old common-law wife, Shellyann Persaud, between June 9 and 10 at their Friendship home, by strangling and suffocating her in a bucket of water.
Siriram will stand trial at the next practical sitting of the Demerara Assizes and was represented by Attorney-at-Law Keavon Bess.
The Preliminary Inquiry (PI) was conducted before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry and he was informed that a prima facie case has been made out against him.
Approximately nine witnesses testified in the matter on behalf of the prosecution. The matter was prosecuted by Police Inspector Michael Grant.
Persaud was found dead on May 10, leaning over a bucket at the bottom of her step.
Siriram had told the woman’s relatives that she committed suicide. However, Commissioner of Police (ag) Seelall Persaudo n Wednesday (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.
Relatives later claimed that he was forced into signing the confession statement, adding that he is illiterate.