Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Cops attend slain couple’s funeral


INCONSOLABLE: Rani Ramdeen, daughter of murdered Cedros couple Krishna and Radha Ramdeen, is consoled by a relative at their funeral service yesterday. —Photos: Dave Persad

Mark Fraser


SEND-OFF: Ravi Ramdeen, son of the murdered couple, lights the pyre at Mosquito Creek, La Romaine yesterday.

Mark Fraser

POLICE and homicide detectives attended the funeral service of slain Cedros couple Krishna and Radha Ramdeen as they were given their final rites yesterday. 

Several police officers turned up at the farewell service at Beach Road, Fullerton, as it is believed that the suspects in the killing live in the village. 

A detective said police were searching for “three or four suspects” in the double homicide, but no one has as yet been detained in the investigation. 

Krishna and Radha Ramdeen were given their final rites and cremated yesterday, amidst cries of “why?” from several family members who had surrounded the funeral pyre at Mosquito Creek, La Romaine, following a funeral service according to Hindu rites. 

The couple’s daughter, Rani Ramdeen, was inconsolable at the cremation site, as she held onto relatives and wailed over the loss of her parents. 

Upon the discovery of the bodies on Tuesday, Rani Ramdeen sat outside her parents’ home and cried out for the death penalty to be enforced against convicted killers. 

Krishna Ramdeen, 63, was chopped multiple times about his head and upper body while his wife Radha, 57, was suffocated and chopped. 

They had four children and eight grandchildren. 

They owned White Diamond Mini Mart and Bar and had recently installed burglar proofing on the premises against thieves. Only a bedroom window remained unsecured, which is believed to have been used by the killers to gain entry and exit from the house. 

The Ramdeens son, Robin Ramdeen, said $50,000 in cash and jewelry were missing from the house. 

The pathologist said the wounds were inflicted by a large cutlass, at the hands of a killer who inflicted brutal force on the couple.