Police ranks in ‘D’ Division are making stringent efforts to quickly apprehend a man who allegedly strangled his reputed wife, in his Parika, East Bank Essequibo home, about 07:3 am today.
Investigations, police say, have so far revealed that the victim Dhanwantie Ram, 29, after encountering domestic abuse, four days ago left her reputed husband’s home, along with her three children and went to her house at Parika Façade.
Last evening the suspect, a 28 year old Labourer went to the victim’s house at Parika Façade and demanded that she return to his home which she refused to do and he allegedly abused her and left.
About 06:00hrs this morning the victim was on her way to the Parika Police Station to lodge a report against the suspect, when he intercepted her and took her to his home where she was later found by a relative motionless, in a sitting position with a bed sheet tied around her neck.
The suspect was seen fleeing his house towards the backdam.
The victim was rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival. Her body is presently at the Ezekiel Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.