Mohan Sookdeo, the 44-year-old Foulis man who is accused of stabbing his son to death, was remanded to prison yesterday, when he appeared at the Cove and John Magistrate’s Court.
It is alleged that Sookdeo called ‘Wire’, on September 8th, at Lot 217 Foulis, East Coast Demerara, murdered his son, Satesh Sookdeo.
Sookdeo was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which was read to him by Magistrate Wanda Fortune. The man was remanded to prison and is scheduled to make his next appearance on October 2nd.
Satesh, 21, was stabbed in the chest with a broken louvre pane after he intervened in an altercation between his parents. He died in his mother’s arms.
A post-mortem examination showed that Satesh died as a result of a perforation of the lung due to a stab wound.
Residents in the area previously told this publication that the elder Sookdeo and his wife would usually have arguments in which Satesh would intervene. Reports indicate that this would occur whenever the accused would consume alcohol.