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Foulis man charged with murdering son

Satesh Sookdeo

Mohan Sookdeo, the 44-year-old man who is accused of fatally stabbing his son on Saturday evening at their Foulis, East Coast Demerara home was yesterday charged by the police with murder and is scheduled to make a court appearance today.

Public Relations Officer of the Guyana Police Force Jairam Ramlakhan yesterday afternoon confirmed that Sookdeo called ‘Wire’ was charged based on legal advice obtained.

He said the man is scheduled to appear at the Cove and John Magistrate’s Court this morning.

The elder Sookdeo was taken into custody on Saturday evening following the incident which had occurred around 8.35pm.

Satesh of Lot 217 Fifth Street, Foulis, ECD was stabbed after he intervened in an altercation between his parents.

The police have said that the suspect reportedly held his wife by her neck and began to choke her. As a result, Satesh and another sibling intervened.

The suspect then allegedly broke a louvre pane and then fatally stabbed Sookdeo in the chest. Sookdeo died in his mother’s arms.

An autopsy had revealed that Satesh died as a result of a perforation of the lung due to a stab wound to the chest.

Persons from the area had previously related to this newspaper that the parents would usually have arguments which would see Satesh intervening.

One resident had related to this newspaper that he was watching cricket when he heard a loud scream causing him to run over to the home.

It was then that Satesh’s mother said to him “Watch what he do me. He kill me baby, kill me baby”, while holding her son.

Another resident had said that the family were hard workers but when the suspect consumed alcohol, he became a different person.

The resident had said that she heard the dead man’s mother screaming and she rushed onto the roadway to see what was taking place. It was while outside that she saw the mother on the road with Satesh, she had said.