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President of the Inter Religious Organisation
(IRO) of T&T has condemned comments made
on social media which describes last Saturday s
Epic Hanuman Chalisa chanting as "wicked"
and a bid to take over the country.
In an interview yesterday, Bro Harrypersad
Maharaj said the Cyber Crime Bill should make
it illegal for people to disrespect other religions.
The Epic Hanuman Chalisa chanting took place
Ann Marie Reedir woke up
around 2 am on Sunday and as is
customary peeped into her daugh-
ter s room. Only this time Mahadai
"Savi" Chatoorgoon was not in
Reedir spent the next few hours
tirelessly calling Savi's cellphone,
not knowing that her only daughter
was lying dead on the newly-
opened section of the Solomon
Hochoy Highway extension to Point
In an interview yesterday, Reedir,
of Devil's Woodyard, Hindustan,
said she last spoke to her daughter
around 8 pm on Saturday.
"She called my phone to ask if
I was going to buy food, then she
said to go home without her that
she would get something to eat and
then come home," a distraught
Reedir said. "I didn't know that
was the last time I would hear from
Reedir has four other children,
all boys, and said Savi was her sec-
An autopsy done at the San Fer-
nando mortuary yesterday said
Chatoorgoon, 18, died of a primary
haemorrhage due to injuries she
sustained when her boyfriend's car
plunged off a precipice on Sunday
around 5.40 am on the northbound
carriageway of the newly-opened
Golconda to Debe segment of the
Her boyfriend, Adrian Koylass,
21, of Ste Madeleine, lost control
of the car, which flipped several
times before stopping about 30
metres from Papourie Road over-
Chatoorgoon, the front seat pas-
senger, was thrown from the vehicle
and died, while Koylass sustained
a broken leg.
It was the first fatal accident
along the billion-dollar highway.
Reedir said Chatoorgoon worked
as a clerk at Seegolam's Hardware,
Princes Town, and was hoping to
get engaged to Koylass in October.
"Adrian's mother said she was
already taking pictures of the wed-
ding dress she wanted to wear."
Koylass remains warded at the
San Fernando General Hospital.
Chatoorgoon's father, Roopnar-
ine, said tentative arrangements are
being made for a funeral service on
Mother recalls last
words with daughter
JENSEN LA VENDE
A 21-year-old man surren-
dered to the police on Saturday
and gave details of the murder
of 26-year-old Ashanti Debidin.
The man of Garth Road,
Princes Town, surrendered to
CNC3's Crime Watch host Ian
Alleyne who met the suspect at
about 6 pm outside the San Fer-
nando Teaching Hospital.
Alleyne had earlier in the day
received information and went
to a house where he spoke to a
woman about the suspect.
The man was then taken to the
Homicide Bureau Region 3 at the
San Fernando Police Station
where he again gave police infor-
mation about the killing.
Speaking with the media at the
Forensic Science Centre, St
James, yesterday Debidin's
boyfriend Imray "Fats" Siewnar-
ine said the suspect reportedly
told others that he chopped the
woman after his girlfriend ended
their relationship. Siewnarine
added that the suspect said he
wanted Siewnarine to feel the
way he felt when he was
Siewnarine said he employed
the 21-year-old and even gave
him money to care for his now
seven-month-old baby and was
dumbfounded about why he
would want to hurt Debidin.
Siewnarine added that last
month he saw the suspect in a
fast food outlet and was cursed
out by the individual and since
then he never spoke to him or
had any interactions with him.
"To my knowledge I left work
about 9:10 am and two hours
after I get a phone call from my
mother my wife dead.
"They say a fellla from the vil-
lage, I never had a falling out
with the man, never owe him
nothing. I dunno, he walk into
my kitchen. They say she back
was to him and he stabbed her
in the head.
" I don't know bout how many
other wounds. I assume the
autopsy would show that" Siew-
narine said, adding that the cou-
ple's four year-old son found his
mother and called his grand-
mother who lived upstairs.
Siewnarine added: "This girl
innocent she ain't do anybody
anything. I living with her for
about eight years.
"You could come to the village
and ask anyone about she. No
one has anything bad to say
about her. All the youths consider
her a mother and all. She was a
"The best wife I could ever ask
for. I could never find someone
in this world like her in a million
years. I was living happy. I don't
know why this man jealous me."
Siewnarine said he knew the
man for about three years having
hired him to do electrical work.
A Guyanese national with cit-
izenship status in T&T, Debidin's
father, Mohan, flew in the coun-
try to be with his grandchild and
son-in-law. The elderly man said
he was distraught by what he
had heard and what happened,
saying his daughter was a won-
in murder probe
at the Divali Nagar Site, Chaguanas, on Saturday
He said: "People like that should be jailed when
people make comments like that they should be
held liable. This is why we need the Cyber Crime
Bill for situations like this when people make
accusations against others and defame their names
on social media."
Maharaj said the chanting of the Hanuman
Chalisa was ordained by head of the Sri Dattatreya
Yoga Centre in Mysore, India, Pujya Sri Swamiji,
and was meant to be a part of seven billion chant-
ings of the Chalisa around the world.
"The Hanuman Chalisa is one of the most
sacred mantras to Hindus. There were more than
5,000 people there that night. The people who
made that up are the evil ones. They have idle
minds and no respect for the religion of others."
IRO condemns Facebook
post on Hindu chanting
The post has become the subject of much
discussion on social media, with many
condemning the user for the comment.
The post is as follows: "Just got word that at
this present time prayers and sacrifices are
being made at the Divali Nagar churches are
calling upon people to cover their homes,
families and vehicles.
"It is being done to take control over the
nation. Pass the word about and get down in
prayer and sackcloth to save the country and
your children from the evildoers and the
wickedness that is taking place in T&T."
It is not clear who is the original author of the
post, which was posted on Facebook on
Saturday around 6 pm.
Mahadai "Savi" Chatoorgoon
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