Charges were yesterday read to the former husband of Babita Sarjou, who disappeared almost 6 years ago, and his alleged accomplice who were held by police in relation to her murder.
Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan read a murder charge to Anand Narine and his co-accused Darrol Compton called ‘Yankee’, 35, which alleged that on November 4, 2010 at Georgetown they murdered Babita Sarjou.
The defendants were not required to plead to the charge as it was indictable.
The defendants were subsequently remanded to prison by the Chief Magistrate.
The matter will be called again on June 21 for report.
Skeletal remains believed to be Sarjou’s were unearthed last Sunday at the residence of her estranged husband in Campbellville.
On the eve of Diwali, November 4, 2010, Sarjou had left her Timehri home having informed her family that after work, she was going to view the annual motorcade with her estranged husband and four-year-old son. She had promised she would be back home at around 9 that night. She was never seen or heard from again.
The Caribbean American Domestic Violence Awareness (CADVA) association has been working closely with her family to ensure they receive justice.
Sarjou’s estranged husband had faced intense scrutiny over her disappearance as there was a history of domestic violence in the relationship, evidenced by several reports made at the Kitty Police Station and the Timehri Police Station.
The husband was also charged with the offence of exposing pictures of Sarjou to the public with a view to corrupt public morals after photographs in which the woman appeared half-naked were displayed around her place of employment in 2010.