Man who hacked wife, son to death charged with murder


The 28-year-old construction worker who hacked his wife and their two-year-old son to death earlier this month was today charged with two counts of murder at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court.

Suresh Ganesh a.k.a “Battery” and “Tarzan” made his first court appearance in relation to the above mentioned matter today where he was not required to plea to the indictable charge.

He was charged with murdering his 32-year-old wife Vanessa Sookram and their son Samuel Ganesh on July 1.

CHARGED: Suresh Ganesh
CHARGED: Suresh Ganesh

INews was told that on the day of the murders, Ganesh also chopped his mother to her hand, almost killing her as well.

The gruesome murders took place around 04:30hrs at Lot 57 Back-Best/Crane Village, West Coast Demerara (WCD).

Ganesh, along with his wife and son, lived in a humble abode behind another building occupied by his mother, step-father and younger brother.

On the day in question, Ganesh called out to his mother requesting some tea and bread to eat. His step-father, Ronald Williams,  had stated that Ganesh’s mother took some bread over to give him to eat while he (Williams) was in the kitchen making tea for the young man to drink.

Williams  explained that while he was in the kitchen, he heard his wife screaming and he rushed out to ascertain what was transpiring. It was then he witnessed Ganesh chopping his mother.

According to him, in the chaos and confusion of trying to assist the injured woman, Ganesh managed to escape and it was not until moments after that he realised that the young man had also killed his wife, Vanessa, and their two-year-old son, in the house located a short distance behind the one occupied by his mother and step-father.

The distraught man had said that one chop wound that the two-year-old boy sustained caused his stomach to split and the organs ‘fell out’.

The 28-year-old man was remanded to prison and is scheduled to make his next court appearance on August 29.




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