Yarrowkabra man charged with strangling taxi-driver

A Yarrowkabra man was yesterday charged with the murder of female taxi-driver Savitri Gangadeen Parma, who was found strangled in her vehicle.

Sylvester Bristol, 23, was remanded to prison after being arraigned for the capital offence at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts yesterday.

Bristol was not required to plead to the charge that he murdered Parma, also called “Maya,” between February 15 and February 16 at Dakara Creek, Soesdyke-Linden Highway.

Sylvester Bristol
Sylvester Bristol
Savitri Gangadeen Parma
Savitri Gangadeen Parma

Parma’s body was found around 6 am on Sunday, February 16, hours after she went missing. According to reports, the woman had told her ex-husband that she was giving an employee of a sand pit owner in the area a drop to Red Loam. The woman’s car was discovered shortly after she went missing with her sleeping eight-year-old son in the back seat.

A senior police officer has shared that the man had confessed to the crime and had not implicated anyone else in it.

A post-mortem examination (PME) conducted on the woman’s body revealed that she had died from strangulation. The PME also showed that the woman had suffered a broken neck.

According to Prosecutor Michael Grant, the police’s investigations are incomplete. Hence, Bristol was remanded to prison until March 14.

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