Security guard charged with murder of Cummings Lodge woman

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A 46-year-old security guard was on Monday remanded to prison for the murder of 53-year-old Marilyn Singh, known as “Jean”, whose naked body was found in her Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara (ECD) bedroom on December 11.

Ravindra Ramdeen of Eighth Street, Cummings Lodge, appeared before Magistrate Alisha George at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Courts and was not required to plea to the charge which alleged that he murdered Singh during the course or furtherance of rape.

The father of three was remanded to prison until February 1, 2021. Ramdeen was arrested last Thursday after a post mortem revealed that Singh died as a result of manual strangulation compounded by blunt trauma to the head.

Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner, Simon McBean told the News Room that Ramdeen was intensely interrogated after which he confessed that he committed the heinous act because Singh did not want to have sex with him.

Ramdeen, in his alleged confession, claimed that he and Singh shared a relationship. He alleged that at around 21:30h on December 10, he jumped the fence and entered the house via the back veranda with Singh’s permission.

Ramdeen claimed that Singh hit her head on the bed after they engaged in sexual intercourse, however, when he attempted to have sex with her again, she refused and as a result, he strangled her.

Ramdeen said he left her lying motionless on the bed and he went home. The woman’s body was discovered by her relatives the following morning.

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