Mahaica bus driver gets $300,000 bail on charge over death of Melanie octogenarian

Lydia Rodrigues

Mahaica minibus driver Narsingh Jagasar, who is accused of causing the death of Melanie Damishana octogenarian Lydia Rodrigues by dangerous driving, was yesterday granted his release on $300,000 bail.

Jagasar was previously charged with causing the death of 87-year-old Rodrigues and was remanded to prison.

Jagasar was granted a $300,000 bail release when the matter was called again yesterday before Magistrate Peter Hugh at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court. The matter was then adjourned until April 5th.

Police had said Rodrigues was “standing on the northern side of Melanie Damishana Public Road. As the minibus that the accused was driving approached, [Rodrigues] began to cross the road from north to south and ended up on the southern driving lane and the [minibus] collided with her.”

Police said after the woman was struck down, she fell on to the road surface and sustained injuries to her head.

Rodrigues, a mother of four, was picked up in an unconsciousness state by public-spirited citizens and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

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