During intense interrogation by B Division’s investigators, Adesh Mulloo of Number 58 Village, Corentyne yesterday confessed to beating his wife to death, the police said.
Commander of B Division, Ian Amsterdam confirmed this to Stabroek News last evening via telephone. Amsterdam said that Mulloo will be placed before a Berbice court today. He noted, that advice was given to the police to charge the man with murder.
Mulloo who was in hiding had surrendered to the police in the presence of his attorney Murseline Bacchus at the New Amsterdam Police Station.
According to Amsterdam, Mulloo’s attorney had provided investigators with a statement which claimed that the deceased, Gomattie Ramsingh, 34, was eating food when she fell down the stairs. However, after being interrogated by investigators Mulloo confessed to the crime, Amsterdam said.
Ramsingh, a mother of three, before succumbing to her injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital on Sunday around 7:30 pm, told relatives on a video recording which was provided to Stabroek News, that Mulloo had beaten her with an iron rod and a piece of wood.
She had said that the man hit her with the iron rod on her head, after which he dealt her several lashes about her body with the wood. She also said that he dragged her by her hair up the stairs and dealt her more lashes in the house. “He knock me with one scantling [wood] and iron. When he knock me with the iron me start see dark. He drag me in a whole yard. He beat me and drag me up from the step with me hair and shove me on the wall and indeed he take a iron and lash me pon me head”.
She had explained that the incident was a result of her taking Mulloo’s drugs and throwing it away. She said, he demanded money to make a second purchase of drugs but after she did not provide him with any money he flew into a rage.
Ramsingh has three children from her first union.
A post mortem examination has since revealed that Ramsingh died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, spinal injuries and internal injuries.