Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : October 21st 2015 Contents A10
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, October 21, 2015
JENSEN LA VENDE
AND RALPH BANWARIE
In a twisted series of events that
unfolded in the Sangre Grande area
last weekend, a 62-year-old retired
nurse was killed after returning home
from the wake of an 11-month old baby,
who died from blunt force trauma to
An autopsy on Monday revealed that
Savitri Juteram died from acute asphyx-
iation after a towel was stuffed in her
mouth by someone who broke into her
Jacob Coat, Ojoe Road, Sangre Grande
home, on Sunday.
An attorney-at-law, who practises at
Sangre Grande Magistrates Court, said
he was shocked upon learning of news
of Juteram s murder. He said the woman
had reported that she had a case pending
against a man, charged with harassing
and stalking her. The case was scheduled
to come up for hearing on Monday.
Police investigators said Juteram was
attacked by someone she knew as she
had no marks of violence. Police believe
the woman fought with her attacker in
a bid to escape but was eventually sub-
Police, responding to a report of rob-
bery, found Juteram, who lived alone,
unconscious and her house ransacked
at around 12.15 am.
The mother of five was described as
a hard working, kind and respectable
woman who cared for her children.
Her son, Nishen Juteram, said his
mother graduated in England as a nurse
and returned to work in Trinidad. At
her retirement and commitment to
duties, she received contract employment
at EWMSC, Mt Hope, as a nurse.
He said he had spoken to her a few
hours before her death.
Other relatives of Juteram said she
returned to the workforce after retiring
to keep active. They believe her attacker
struck after she left the North Oropouche
home of Ramesh Ramnath, a police offi-
cer, whose son, Mikyle, died at a daycare
At the Forensic Science Centre, St
James on Monday, Nishen said his
mother s killers will be brought to jus-
tice. He said his mother knew the Ram-
nath family and went to lend support
On her way back, the grandmother
of seven dropped off one of her cousin s
at Sangre Grande before heading home.
She was later found gagged and tied
and was pronounced dead on arrival at
the Sangre Grande District Medical Hos-
pital, the same hospital where she had
been employed before retiring two years
Ramnath, who was also at Forensic
Science Centre on Monday, after doctors
at Eric Williams Medical Science s Com-
plex discovered what appeared to be
bleeding in the abdominal cavity during
the child s autopsy, said he dropped off
his child at a day care not too far from
his home on Friday.
According to an autopsy report, the
child died from blunt force trauma to
the abdomen. However, it is still unde-
termined whether the injury was sus-
tained maliciously or accidentally.
Ramnath said around midday he was
telephoned and told that his child was
not breathing and that he should get to
the Sangre Grande Hospital. By the time
he arrived, his first-born child, who
would have been one year old on
November 2, had already died.
"Parents out there need to be mind-
ful we need to look at the signs. If I
looked back at the past there was
probably signs that he was trying to
tell us and we probably didn t take
note. Right now I am just studying if
I had paid more attention then I would
not have been here standing here today
saying this," Ramnath said.
"The officers not sure what hap-
pened, the baby sitter not sure, right
now we just hoping for answers.
"I wouldn t say it was negligence
because I don t have any knowledge and
she didn t share info and I don t want
to believe that.
"I wish I could have kept him in my
arms and never gave him anywhere else.
He was a healthy baby and never even
needed to go to doctor or anything.
Every check up they kept on saying he
was a healthy bouncing baby boy."
To daycare owners, Ramnath said:
"Be careful and be aware. Pay attention
and take heed of everything. If I could
erase time and go back I would have
been an even better father, I am no longer
a father now."
Nurse murdered after
leaving baby's wake
Police looking at court case link
Savitri Juteram, 62, who was found
dead at her Sangre Grande home.
11-month-old Mikyle Ramnath died from blunt force trauma.
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