Corentyne man charged over fatal beating of wife

Raywatram Mooloo, of Number 58 Village, Corentyne, was yesterday remanded to prison after being charged with inflicting fatal injuries on his common-law wife, Gomattie Ramsingh, who was beaten with an iron rod.

Mooloo, also known as ‘Adesh’ and ‘Cow Curry,’ 27, of Lot 36 Number 58 Village, Corentyne, appeared before Magistrate Charlyn Artiga at the Number 51 Village Magistrate’s Court, where he was not required plead to the indictable charge.

The charge stated that Mooloo on May 25th, 2017, at Lot 36 Number 58 Village, Corentyne, inflicted injuries on Ramsingh, 34, which caused her death on May 26th.

Artiga remanded Mooloo, who wasunrepresented, to prison. He will return to court on June 30th for a report.

Gomattie Ramsingh
Raywatram Mooloo

Mooloo allegedly used both the iron rod and a piece of wood to hit Ramsingh about her body. He reportedly hit the woman with the iron rod in her head.

Ramsingh, before subsequently succumbing in hospital, recounted the beating in a video recording, where she said that Mooloo, who is a fisherman, dragged her by her hair up the stairs. She had said the attack was a result of her taking Mooloo’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 went into a rage.

A post-mortem examination subsequently revealed that Ramsingh died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, spinal injuries and other internal injuries.

Mooloo, who went into hiding following Ramsingh’s death, had surrendered himself into police custody in the presence of his attorney Mursaline Bacchus at the New Amsterdam Police Station.  Police have said that while being interrogated by investigators, he confessed to beating the woman to death.

Ramsingh was a mother of three.

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