Corentyne shooting: Fiancé remanded to prison for murder
Neil Madramootoo, an engineer attached to the Ministry of Agriculture, on Thursday, appeared before Magistrate Peter Hugh at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court where he was charged with the murder of his fiancée Ashmin Mahadeo.
The offense occurred on October 1, 2023, at Williamsburg, Corentyne; the victim was shot in the neck and remained hospitalized until her death on November 12.
Madramootoo was initially charged with attempted murder and was out on $500,000 bail; the charge was upgraded following the 32-year-old woman’s death.
He was remanded to prison until November 22, 2023, when he will appear at the Albion Magistrate’s Court.
On Thursday, the Prosecutor told the court that the file is incomplete since the post-mortem report, ballistics report and the report from the doctor who treated the victim are outstanding.
Madramootoo’s attorney Nigel Hughes told the court that he was informed that Mahadeo secured the services of an attorney and that they are in possession of a video of Mahadeo making certain statements in relation to the incident prior to her death.
The News Room had reported that Mahadeo identified Madramootoo as the shooter in her statement to the police.
The Magistrate noted that the conversation between the attorney and the deceased would be private and confidential to him, however, Hughes said he doesn’t believe this applies considering it’s an investigation into a crime.
Meanwhile, at the court, relatives of the accused hurled insults at the media and even accused media operatives of peddling propaganda.
They were heard telling the accused to “smile like Shah Rukh Khan.”
Mahadeo was shot in the back of the neck outside her home while she and Madramootoo were packing the car for her bridal shower.
A post-mortem examination revealed that she died from septic anemia Shock, Lobor Pneumonia, and gunshot injuries. She was also paralyzed as a result of the shooting.