Autopsies find husband died from fractured skull; wife was stabbed in the neck


Post mortem examinations were conducted on the bodies of Subnauth Budraj and his wife Sarasuatie Budraj on Thursday by Pathologist Dr. Vivekanand Bridjmohan.

The autopsies revealed that Subnauth died from inhalation of smoke along with a fractured skull, shock and hemorrhage and burns about the body. His wife, Sarasuatie died from a single stab wound to the neck, shock and hemorrhage compounded with burns.

The bodies were handed over to the relatives for cremation.

Meanwhile, News Room was informed that files were sent for advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on the way forward for the two accused in custody.

Subnauth and Sarasuattie Budraj were found murdered in their home at Yakurasi, Black Bush Polder on the morning of Tuesday January 17, 2023. The home was also set on fire but swift action by neighbours saved the building from complete destruction.

Police found Sarasuatie lying in the kitchen about two feet away from the main access door with her left hand completely burnt and a kitchen knife stuck in her left side neck.

Her entire body was partially burnt. Subnauth was also found lying on his back in the kitchen with several chop wounds to his head.

Following the gruesome discovery, police arrested several persons. Within hours, one of the suspects confessed, and admitted to playing a major part in the Budraj’s death, he also implicated another.

The accused told police that the intention was to rob the couple of their valuables and cash but they were identified, a scuffle reportedly ensued between the male victim and the suspect. As a result, the suspect was injured, that injury left a trail of blood in the market area located at the entrance of the street to the Budraj home.

Prior or the arrest of the suspects, police acting on information executed a search operation at the home of a 60-year-old cash crop farmer of Yakusari South, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne for arms, ammunition, drugs and the wanted person.

While conducting the search, an undisclosed amount of Guyana currency and jewelery were found in Emanuel Whittington’s room. Upon questioning, he told police that ‘Heads’ ventured to the home of the Budraj’s to rob them and eventually commit an act of double murder.

Hurrichan Persaud called ‘Heads’ was subsequently contacted but he denied the allegation put to him by the police. Both men were subsequently arrested.

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