The Preliminary Inquiry into the murder of Babita Sarjou, whose body was found six years after she had gone missing, continued at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Sharnandand Naraine, called ‘Anand’, the ex-husband of Sarjou, and Dorel Pronton, called ‘Yankee’ of Lot 54 Broad Street, Charlestown, Georgetown, both appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.
The Court heard the testimonies of two prosecution witnesses.
Inspector Jermaine Laundry testified to putting the charge of murder to Naraine.
However, Detective Inspector Seeraj Singh of the Major Crimes Investigative Unit (MCIU) testified to be being offered a bribe by Naraine as he was taking his statement on the day that he was charged.
The matter was set down for October 28, 2016.
On May 22, 2016, Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum accompanied by a team of detectives, swooped down at the home of Naraine located at Lot 51 Seaforth Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, where they dug up a site in the yard and the woman’s remains were found.
Sarjou went missing on November 4, 2010, after she received a call from Naraine who allegedly stated that he would accompany her to a Diwali Motorcade.
Reportedly, on that night, Sarjou was in Naraine’s vehicle when she was strangled by Pronton who was in the backseat.
Her lifeless body was transported to the home of Naraine where it was buried.