Friday 24 May, 2019

Husband still hospitalised after wife chopped to death

Relatives remained grief-stricken after the death of 53-year-old Bassie Sooknanan, who was brutally chopped to death on Friday night. 

A 53-year-old man is expected to be questioned in relation to the death of 53-year-old Bassie Sooknanan.

The man, who is a close relative of the deceased, is currently warded in a critical condition at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.

While not a guarantee, police were told that it was likely that the man would recover.

Sooknanan, 53, of Persad Avenue, Cunupia, was killed on Friday night.

According to police reports, at about 10.40 pm on Friday, officers of the Central Division received information of a domestic disturbance.

The lawmen visited the address they were given and upon their arrival, they found Sooknanan’s body on the floor of the couple’s home.

She appeared to have been chopped several times.

Near her body was that of her husband.

Police said he was frothing from his mouth and had a wound to his throat.

It was suspected that he ingested a poisonous substance.

The 53-year-old man was rushed for medical treatment and is still ward.

More on this as it becomes available.

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