Mother and daughter laid to rest

first_imgBerbice double murder/suicide…Husband to be interred todayThe two Berbice women who were hammered to death on Wednesday last by their husband and father respectively were on Sunday laid to rest at the Stanleytown Cemetery in New Amsterdam Berbice.The funeral service, conducted according to Hindu rights, was held a short distance from where they were brutally murdered at Glasgow. Several close family members of the perpetrator, Jainarine Seetaram, were at the funeral service for the two women.Hundreds turned up to bid farewell to the two women. Many were inconsolable after viewing the bodies.Addressing the ceremony in what could be considered a very brief funeral service, former Regional Vice Chairman for Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne), Baupaul Jagroo, called on the community to take a lesson from the incident. He said similarinstances are occurring too often in society.“People feel that when they have a problem, it is a big problem. There is no problem that is too big to solve,” Jagroo said. The perpetrator might have been of the opinion that whatever problem he had, it was too big to be solved. Jagroo noted that had the perpetrator spoken to someone about his problem, he would have recognised that there are others with bigger problems that his. “Then he might not have committed the act.“We need to stop this thing, and we are hoping that this is the last; but it is something that we have to work on. We need to reach out to our people and have conversations in the community…” Jagroo offered.Referring to the perpetrator, Jainarine Seetaram, Jagroo said many who knew him would not have expected such an act from him.“He was such an easy-going person, and this gives me the impression that women are not safe, because if this guy can commit such an act, then one would think that anyone else can do it. So women, like all of us (do), need to safeguard ourselves and try to do the right thing,” Jagroo posited.He added that some may err, but there is always correction to any problem.The couple’s ten-year-old son was also attacked on the day of the tragedy, but he managed to escape.RecapDindamattie Behari, 37, was found lying motionless in a hammock at her Lot 1078 Glasgow New Housing Scheme, Greater New Amsterdam home, while her daughter Surujdai Khan, 20, died on her way to hospital after being assaulted with a hammer by her father.The perpetrator’s lifeless body was found hanging from a beam under an abandoned house about 400 metres away from the scene of the double murder.About two weeks ago, the perpetrator had accused his wife of having an affair with someone else, leaving investigators to believe that this accusation might have been the motive for the killings.His funeral is set for today.last_img

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