Sister charged, remanded for alleged murder of brother


The young woman who allegedly murdered her brother was on Friday morning remanded to prison when she appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan to answer to the charge.

Debra Hansraj in court on Friday

Debra Hansraj, 24, of Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on April 18 2017, she stabbed her 21-year-old brother inflicting serious bodily harm which resulted in his death.

She is expected to re-appear at court on May 8, 2017.

Dead: Vishaul Hansraj

On Easter Monday, the accused reportedly attacked her mother and brother. She allegedly stabbed the 21-year-old Vishal Hansraj to his chest resulting in him having to receive medical treatment. The young man succumbed one day after he was stabbed.

Police in ‘A’ Division had arrested the young woman shortly after her brother died.

It was reported that Vishaul might have confronted his sister after she had inflicted a wound on their mother, leading to them having a heated argument.

During that argument, the now dead seaman is reported to have collected a knife with which he attempted to injure his sister, who in retaliation relieved him of the weapon and used it to stab him twice. Both of them were reportedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.

Upon realising that her son had been stabbed, their mother, Sumintra Brijmohan, rushed him to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, from whence he was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he succumbed.

The distraught mother is, however, adamant that the young woman did not kill her brother. She contends that the young woman was at home when her son was seen with the stab wounds to his chest.

Prior to the alleged stabbing incident, the two siblings had gone to the nearby school ground to raise their kites, during which they were seen consuming alcohol.

Vishaul Hansraj leaves to mourn his mother and seven other siblings.



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