Police ranks in the Parika area on the East Bank of Essequibo are on the hunt for a Parika man who is suspected of strangling his reputed wife to death.
The body of 29-year-old, Dhanwantie Ram, was found at the man’s home this morning. It is believed that she may have been strangled to death by the man during an early morning argument.
Police investigators suspect that the woman had been a victim of domestic abuse throughout the couple’s relationship.
Just four days ago, the woman left the man’s house with her children and went to her own home in the same community.
“Yesterday evening the suspect, a 28 year old Labourer went to the victim’s house at Parika Façade and demanded that she return to his home to which she refused and he allegedly abused her and left”, the Police report said.
Around 6 o’ clock this morning, the victim was on her way to the Parika Police Station to lodge a report against the suspect, when he intercepted and took her to his home where she was later found by a relative motionless, in a sitting position with a bed sheet tied around her neck.
The suspect was seen fleeing his house towards the backdam.
The young woman was rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival. Her body is presently at the Ezekiel Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.