Woman shot in neck by fiancé succumbs to injuries
Ashmin Mahadeo, the 32-year-old woman who was shot in the neck by her fiancé just over month ago, succumbed to her injuries on Monday at the New Amsterdam Public Hospital.
Her brother, Naresh Mahadeo, confirmed her death to the News Room; he said she died at about 19:15 hrs.
“When we get the news me and my brother drive and go up.
“I think the problem was with the breathing because of the injuries but I don’t know [and] they will do the post mortem tomorrow,” the distraught brother said.
Ashmin remain hospitalised since the shooting on October 1, 2023, and doctors believed that she would have been paralyzed even if she lived.
Her fiancé, Neil Madramootoo, a 29-year-old engineer, was charged with the attempted murder and released on $500,000 bail.
The victim, in a video statement to the Police from her hospital bed in October, identified Madramootoo as the shooter.
He was set to return to court on November 8, 2023.
At the time of the shooting, the couple was packing items in Madramootoo’s company vehicle to be taken to a location in Port Mourant where their bridal shower/reception was expected to take place.
The couple’s wedding was due to take place last month. The brother said they were awakened by the gunshot at about 07:30 hrs.
He said when he initially heard the explosion, he heard Ashmin’s fiancé in the house shouting that somebody shot her, but when the rest of the family ran out, the fiancé was still in the house.
The family rushed the injured woman to the Port Mourant Hospital, and when they returned home, the Police visited and searched the house. The ceiling had an opening, and that is where the Police found a gun. They also found a magazine, and three live rounds.
The fiancé had claimed that someone shot her outside the house and ran away.