PENSIONER Indra Gangabissoon died of head injuries as a result of blunt force trauma to her head, an autopsy found yesterday.
The autopsy on Gangabissoon, 76, was conducted by Dr Eslyn McDonald-Burris at the Forensic Science Centre in St James.
Gangabissoon's funeral is expected to be held today at 10.30 a.m. at the family's home at Southern Main Road, Carapichaima. Following the funeral service, her body is expected to be cremated at the Waterloo Cremation Site.
Gangabissoon, a mother of six daughters, died on Saturday morning at the Port of Spain General Hospital where she was being treated for head injuries since Thursday following a robbery attack.
She and her husband, Sugrim Gangabissoon, 93, were victims of the attack last Thursday by thieves who stormed their home at Carapichaima.
The elderly couple were beaten about their heads and face, and Gangabissoon's $3,000 pension money was stolen.
She suffered a fractured skull, broken jaw, and her eyes were swollen shut.
One of their daughters, Tara Mahase, found the couple around midday on the floor of their home unconscious and bleeding.
Sugrim Gangabissoon suffered a concussion and now has a bump on the right side of his forehead. He was treated and discharged from hospital on Friday.
However, another daughter, Subhashini Resalsingh, told the Express yesterday that her father complained of feeling unwell over the weekend and he was taken to a doctor.
"He is not doing too well", Resalsingh said. "He has his moments. The blow on his head seems to be getting worse. Under his eyes are very red".
The elderly man, who has written at least six books and several essays on Hindu philosophy, and who teaches Sanskrit, is praying for his wife killers to be found.