Friday 21 February, 2020

Death toll rises after two killed in South Trinidad

Two more deaths have added to the nation's death toll after a farmer was chopped to death and another man was shot and killed in separate incidents in parts of South Trinidad. 

According to reports, 56-year-old Lalbeharry Ramoutar, a farmer of Cunapo Southern Main Road, Navet Village, was last seen alive around 12:30 pm on Tuesday tending to a garden near his home. 

However around 4:00 pm on Tuesday, Ramoutar's body was found partially submerged in a shallow lagoon near his home.

The body bore two chop injuries to its head and upper chest.

Ramoutar, LoopTT was told, was a father of one.

Officers from the Homicide Bureau and the Rio Claro Police, including Inspector Garcia, Sgt Maraj, and Cpl Ramsahai, visited the scene.

 

Rio Claro man shot to death

In a separate incident, police are also investigating the death of 33-year-old Clifton Jeffery, who was shot and killed on Tuesday night.

According to reports, Jeffery, of Grainger Hill, Guayaguayare Road, Rio Claro, was found in a shed near his home after residents in the area heard several loud explosions and contacted the police around 8:30 pm.

He appeared to have been shot multiple times to his head and upper body.

Police were told that at the time, Jeffery was still responsive, and as a result, he was rushed to the Rio Claro District Health Centre.

However, he eventually succumbed to his injuries.

Police have no motive for the killing.

More on these stories as information becomes available.

 

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