(Trinidad Guardian) Nine months after his older brother Sheron Sukhdeo was murdered, his younger brother Sheldon Sukhdeo has been kidnapped by men pretending to be police officers.
Police sources said the kidnapping occurred around 5 am on Sunday while Sheldon was liming with friends in Claxton Bay.
Investigators said a black SUV pulled up alongside them and a group of Spanish-speaking gunmen ordered Sheldon into the SUV and then drove off.
A call was made to the Couva Police Station and a team of officers led by Senior Supt Inraj Balram and Supt Daniel launched a manhunt. Officers from the Anti-Kidnapping Squad were also contacted.
Sheron’s wife Rachael Sukhdeo had lashed out on social media against Sheldon following her husband’s murder on March 26.
Last November, Sheldon escaped death in a drive-by shooting with left him with a gunshot wound to the forearm.
Sheron, 33, who fronted as a used-car dealer and businessman, was gunned down after he was lured into the street in front of his mother-in-law’s home in Charlieville.
Sheron was believed to be affiliated with the Muslim gang of Laventille and had been a sponsor of known gangsters of Laventille.
He financed car dealerships and illicit operations in Laventille and was believed to be linked to money launderers and the drug cartel.
On April 22, Joshua Plaza, of Savannah Heights, Charlieville, the man believed to have carried out the hit on Sheron’s life, was also killed.
Two weeks later, Rachael’s brother, Phillip Bassant, was shot dead, a short distance from where Sheron was killed. No one has been arrested in connection with these murders but police said they were all reprisal hits.
In May, Rachael issued a post on Facebook post accusing one of Sheron’s relatives of killing him. She has since fled the country with her children.