The preliminary inquiry into the murder of No. 48 Village, Corentyne housewife, allegedly killed by her elderly husband, began on Wednesday at the No. 51 Court.
Rice farmer Chinta Persaud, 70, called ‘Roy,’ is charged with murdering his common-law wife Hansranee ‘Sharda’ Sewdat, 39, on October 14. Sewdat was found dead on the floor of her Number 48 Village house, with her throat slit and a pair of women’s tights wrapped around her neck.
When the inquiry began before Magistrate Krishndat Persaud, the prosecution called its first witness. The woman’s sister, of Yakusari, Black Bush Polder, gave evidence in the matter and was cross-examined by Persaud’s lawyer, Mursaline Bacchus. The case comes up again on January 4.