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who beat three
women in road
A warrant has been issued
for the arrest of a Gasparillo
man who allegedly beat three
women in a fit of road rage
over the weekend.
The suspect was identified
by the Couva police fol-
lowing two days of
tives went to the man s
home in Gasparillo yes-
terday but was unable to find
Meanwhile, one of the vic-
tims, Michelle Ramdoolar, said
she was happy that the police
had responded to her plight.
Ramdoolar went on Facebook
on Saturday asking the public
to help her find the man who
dragged her out of her car and
cuffed her in the face after
accusing her of giving him a
Ramdoolar said she was
driving along the Southern
Main Road around 5.30 pm on
Friday when upon reaching the
Savonetta Fire Station the man
overtook a long line of cars
and squeezed in front of her.
She allowed him to pass but
further up the road he sud-
denly stopped in front of her.
Ramdoolar said she blew her
horn and the man followed her
and tried to run her off the
road a few times. He eventually
pulled in front of her car,
blocking her. Then he
wrenched opened her door,
dragged her out of the car and
proceeded to beat her.
Her mother, Tara, and sister,
Rachell Ann, were also beaten.
Ramdoolar said when she went
to the Couva Police Station
she was told a report could not
be made as they were short
She later went to the Couva
District Hospital where it was
found she had a mild concus-
Less than 24-hours after police launched a land, sea and air manhunt
for the killers of teenager Darian Nedd, two more suspects have been
The brothers --- a 19-year-old
construction worker and a 22-
year-old labourer --- were nabbed
on Sunday night. The suspects
of South Oropouche were kept in
separate locations yesterday as
homicide officers quizzed them
for hours in connection with the
A third suspect, aged 25, who
was arrested shortly after Nedd s
body was found, also remained
in police custody.
Up to press time yesterday,
Nedd s mother, Christine, who
works as an oyster vendor, was
still awaiting an autopsy on her
son s remains. Christine said she
could not sleep as she was haunt-
ed by the thoughts of her son
being dismembered and burnt
inside their home at Red
Brick Trace, South
"Every time I close my
eyes I see his face. Right now we
up in Port-of-Spain waiting for
them to do the autopsy. Nothing
that they do will bring back my
son," she said.
Christine and her family have
been living in fear since last Sep-
tember after her son witnessed a
crime. Death threats were made
and Christine said she begged the
police to save her son.
When the police failed to offer
help, the teenager fled. He
returned home last week to go to
school. On Saturday around mid-
night, the 14-year-old boy was chopped.
The killers burnt down the family s home. When the body was
found Nedd s right foot and left hand were missing.
Police said yesterday they were still doing investigations. Once the
case is closed, a report will be submitted to the Director of Public Pros-
ecutions who will determine whether charges will be laid.
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Meanwhile, former National Security Minister Gary Griffith said a
more professional approach has to be taken to protect witnesses
and police informants.
"We must ensure that citizens can pass on information on to the
Police Service without fear of reprisals. Before we had a network
where the E999 Rapid Response was working with the National
Operations Centre (NOC) but this has fallen flat.
"We need to have the system reignited like what we saw two
years ago as these systems are critical to detering criminals and
reducing the fear that the public has," Griffith said.
He added the NOC was the catalyst which made 2014 the year
with the lowest crime. "If we do not set back up this system, we
will revert back to the days when the public suffered because of
manpower shortages and no patrol vehicles," Griffith added.
He said he had made several attempts to meet with National
Security Minister Edmund Dillon to share information on crime
fighting but he never got a response.
Efforts to contact Dillon for comment yesterday proved futile as
calls to his cellphone went unanswered.
GRIFFITH: NOC MUST BE USED
Christine Nedd speaks at her home
yesterday. Below is Darian Nedd.
PHOTO: TONY HOWELL
The injury sustained by Michelle
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