(Trinidad Guardian) When taxi driver Sunil “Bobby” Mathura told his family he was on his last trip, little did they know his life was going to end that night. Mathura, 39, of Sookhoo Trace, Claxton Bay, was shot five times while driving home on Wednesday along the Macaulay Road Extension. Police said around 5.50 pm, the father of two was near the Junior Sammy Limited stockyard when a man in a pick-up pulled alongside his blue Nissan Sunny B-14 and shot him. Residents in Macaulay who heard the shots checked the area and found Mathura slumped behind the steering wheel with gunshot wounds to the face, jaw, neck and chest. By the time police, led by Snr Supt Cecil Santana and ASP Zamsheed Mohammed, arrived at the scene, he was already dead and his killer long gone.
Both police and family members believe a hit was placed on Mathura’s life and he was lured to the lonely road by two women who pretended to be passengers. His aunt, Paramdai Ramadhar, said the murder had the family baffled since he was a quiet, yet friendly person.