Brother unhappy with year-old probe into death of sister


The brother of a 62-year-old woman who was killed in a fatal accident almost one year ago says that he is dissatisfied with the pace of the matter and is calling for justice.

Krishnoutie of Ocean Garden, Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara died on the afternoon of June 15, 2017 after she was struck down by a speeding motor car along the Meten-Meer-Zorg Public road.

Stabroek News was told that the accident occurred around 2pm while the elderly woman was returning home from a shop.

Reports are that motor car HC 2224 was proceeding east along the public road when it struck down Krishnoutie. As a result of the impact, she was pitched into the air before falling onto the road surface.

She was picked up by the driver and rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

An autopsy showed that Krishnoutie died as a result of multiple injuries sustained.

Stabroek News was reliably informed that the driver was arrested following the accident and was subsequently released on $100,000 station bail.

When contacted for an update recently, a police source close to the investigation informed this newspaper that the probe into the matter was completed and sent to the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

The source said during November last year the file was returned with advice that an inquest be held into the matter. To date, such was not done. When asked about the delay, the source related that the police are currently in the process of compiling a file for the inquest to be held soon.

Surujpaul Doorpatie, the dead woman’s brother expressed his frustration about the delay in justice in the matter. “I calling for justice cause is a long time now and nothing aint happening”, he said.

Doorpatie said “I feel something happen with this matter because from the starting them (the police) got me push around. I aint satisfied at all…I want see the driver get charge and face the court”, he said.

“They hold he (the driver) and next thing yuh hear is that they put he on bail and give he back he licence. So now he on the road back again, driving”, Doorpatie added.

“That’s the way things happening because we are poor people and we don’t have any contacts to help we out. That’s the way things go”, he further stated.

At the time of her death, Krishnoutie was residing with her husband who is confined to bed.

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