Monday 26 October, 2020

Teenager charged with murder of 71-year-old woman

Police said a 16-year-old teenager has been charged with the murder of a 71-year-old Sangre Grande woman.

According to a statement issued Tuesday by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), the 16-year-old minor of the Eastern Division was due to appear before a Magistrate virtually on September 8, charged with the murder of Kowsil Ramkhelawan.

The child's identity has been witheld as per the Children Act. 

Police said the suspect was charged with the offence following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on Monday.

Police said Ramkhelawan, of Coalmine, Sangre Grande, was at her home on August 24, when she was stabbed with an ice-pick by a male assailant, who then ran off. She died at the scene.

The suspect was arrested on Sunday, August 30, by officers of the Eastern Division in connection with the incident.

Investigations were supervised by ASP Douglas of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) Region 2, while the charge was laid by WPC Christine Jacob, also of HBI Region 2, on September 8, 2020. 

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