Deokienanan’s mother Dhanraja Deokienanan. —Photo: DAVE PERSAD

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Couple chopped to death in Princes Town

By Nikita Braxton-Benjamin nikita.braxton@trinidadexpress.com

A couple who returned home after a family lime on New Year’s Day met two men waiting to kill them.

Omardath Deokienanan, 43, and Sharon Bahadoor, 46, were chopped to death by the men.

None of the couple’s belongings were taken from their Cemetery Street, Inverness, Princes Town home.

Deokienanan’s white Nissan B-14 car was found crashed a short distance away on Wednesday at around 10.05 p.m. Police officers were called to the location after residents saw the car and noticed  blood inside the vehicle. When police went to the house, they found Deokienanan’s body near a water tank.

Police returned to the house at around 6 a.m. yesterday, and found Bahadoor’s body about 50 metres away in a canefield. Bahadoor’s mouth was bound with duct tape and she was stabbed to death. Deokienanan’s hands were tied and he was chopped to death.

Family members said they were in shock and could think of no one who would want to kill the couple, who had no known enemies.

Deokienanan’s nephew, Richard Seeram, said the couple had returned from liming with Bahadoor’s family members in Williamsville when they were apparently attacked.

“They just come and kill them. They only take the car and they crash it and jump out and run,” he said.

Deokienanan’s mother Dhanraja Deokienanan, 78, said her son began living with Bahadoor at Cemetery Street about three years ago. She said Deokienanan was her ninth child and the second she has lost.

Another son drowned four years ago.

She said the last time she saw her son was on Old Year’s Day. 

Bahadoor’s estranged husband Anand Dayaram, with whom she had spent 21 years, described her as a quiet person who loved cooking.

He said Bahadoor was a mother of three — Anastasia Buntin, 30, University of the West Indies (UWI) student Lana Dayaram, 21, and secondary school pupil Adona Dayaram, 15.

Dayaram said Bahadoor was in constant contact with her children and the last time they spoke was to exchange greetings early New Year’s Day. She last saw her daughters on Sunday.

“They not dealing with it well. I only talking to them and they are in tears,” Dayaram said yesterday.

Police have identified two suspects in the murders.

Senior Supt Cecil Santana, ASP Zamsheed Mohammed, Insp Shawn Dhillpaul and Insp Ali Mohammed are investigating the murders.

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