Pensioner remanded for killing reputed wife


A Crabwood Creek pensioner was denied bail when he appeared in the New Amsterdam Magistrates Court today (Friday, May 12, 2017), to answer a murder charge.

64-year-old Rishie Lakhraj was not required to plead to charge when it was read to him by Magistrate, Alex Moore.

It is alleged that between May 06, 2017 and May 08, 2017 he murdered 55-year-old Chandmonie Charlie of Grant, Crabwood Creek, Corentyne, Berbice.

Following today’s (Friday, May 12, 2017) court proceedings, Lakhraj was remanded to prison and will make his next court appearance on June 05, 2017.

On Wednesday, (May 10, 2017), Lakhraj confessed to detectives that he stabbed his reputed wife following an argument at their home on May 06, 2017.

The woman who succumbed to her injuries on Monday, had told neighbours that she stabbed herself, to save her husband from any trouble.

Lakhraj had told investigators during his confession that he and the deceased were consuming alcohol and had a misunderstanding during which he went into their kitchen and grabbed a knife and dealt the woman a single stab wound to her abdomen.

He was arrested after the woman’s lifeless body was found in their home at Grant Crabwood Creek on Monday, May 08, 2017.

News Room previously reported that at about 10:00 hours on Monday, Charlie’s Husband DhanrajRamnauth reported at the Springlands Police Station that he received information about his wife being stabbed to death by her reputed husband Lakhraj.

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