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The harsh reality of domestic
violence was highlighted this week
on CNC3 s Crime Watch.
A relative of a woman, who fatal-
ly stabbed her close male friend,
came on set on Wednesday and
pleaded with all victims of domestic
violence to report such cases to the
police and get out of the respective
Host Ian Alleyne agreed with the
relative saying that in too many
cases of a similar nature one hears
about the victim while defending
him or herself end up killing
orcausing grievously harm to the
Alleyne said it was safer to be
sorry behind bars and echoed the
relative s sentiments by saying get
out before your actions turn to
Alleyne highlighted the case
where 46-year-old Neil Sharma
was killed during a lovers quarrel
at his home at Bamboo Settlement
Alleyne was told that Sharma
and a 33-year-old woman were
seen drinking and liming before
they went home. About 11 pm on
Tuesday, the two were heard argu-
Subsequent to the argument,
Sharma was found with a stab
wound to the left side of the chest.
He died on the scene.
Alleyne was also told that Shar-
ma had been brought before the
court on related domestic violence
charges in the past.
Also, a man of interest by Alleyne
was killed by police officers last
week Friday while at a house in
Sangre Grande. The man was iden-
tified as Jason Khan.
Alleyne had received information
that Khan was involved in the dou-
ble murder of Lloyd Ramkissoon,
47, and his son, Ryan Ramkissoon,
19, of Langusta Trace, Toco Main
Road, Balandra. Both father and
son were killed on May 13.
Alleyne said since the double
murder, Khan was on the run from
police. He (Khan) had reportedly
made it clear to his relatives that
he was not going to surrender or
flee the country but was ready to
die at the hands of police.
In a robbery case, Alleyne
showed footage of an attempted
robbery of a man selling bread near
the Caroni bridge roundabout.
Alleyne showed a Glock pistol
that was recovered from the scene.
It is believed that when the gunman
went to rob the bread vendor, the
vendor struggled with the gunman
and managed to take away the gun.
Alleyne called on the bread com-
pany to look after the safety of its
employees as the "time that we are
living in now is very dangerous."
In another unrelated robbery that
took place on Sunday, Alleyne
showed footage taken from the Tri-
angle Meat Depot in Chase Village,
It showed that about 9 am, a
man posing as a customer at the
depot allegedly took $1,500 from
Alleyne also showed the number
plate of the vehicle---a white Tiida
that was allegedly used by the man
who allegedly stole the cash.
Anyone with information on the
depot robbery is asked to contact
Alleyne at 294-4081.
Alleyne also began investigations
into a robbery that turned deadly
for its victim. That incident took
place on Monday about 7 pm at
Mount Hope Road, Mount Hope.
The victim, Phillip Bartholomew,
52 was shot dead after he was
robbed of his two large gold chains.
Alleyne is also investigating the
murder of Mark John, 27, of
Bournes Road, St James. It is sus-
pected that John was shot dead on
Monday night. However, his body
was found lying along a track the
Alleyne, on Thursday during his
show, interviewed a tradesman by
the name of Christopher Charles.
He alleged that a police inspector
approached him on a compound
at Santa Cruz while he was doing
work and used intimidatory tactics
on him. Amateur footage given to
Alleyne showed the police officer
beating Charles and pushing him
in a vehicle.
Charles boss, Andre Murrell,
said he has since reported the mat-
ter to the police. Murrell said a
cameraman, who also slapped
Charles and pulled out a gun and
brandished it at him, accompanied
Alleyne has now called on the
Head of the Police Complaints
Authority David West to launch an
investigation into the incident.
Alleyne also disclosed that he
has received information that is
deemed a serious threat to the
nation s security and if the threats
are carried out, it can cause may-
hem. He called on Prime Minister
Dr Keith Rowley, National Security
Minister Edmund Dillon and the
Commissioner of Prisons Sterling
Stewart to pay special attention to
two of the nation s prisons---Port-
of-Spain Prison and the Golden
Grove Remand Yard.
Not wanting to disclose the
details of the information he had,
Alleyne suggested that the prisons
be on high alert and that the offi-
cers carry out extensive searches
of the cells of inmates.
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Dental tracing and DNA
tests will be done next
week to determine whether
a decomposed body found
in Piparo is missing prisons
officer Rishi Sankar.
The corpse, wrapped in
polyethylene plastic and
bound with ropes, was dis-
covered around 9.30 am
about 40 feet off Stone
Road. The body was said to
be that of an East Indian
male. It was in an advanced
state of decomposition.
Police said an anonymous
caller tipped them off and
when they responded they
found the corpse lying side-
ways near a muddy ditch.
Detectives picked up several
items near the scene of the
crime which will be taken
for forensic analysis.
Sankar, 34, who was
attached to the Golden
Grove prison, was reported
missing after he failed to
report to duty on June 17.
A missing person s report
said he was last seen on June
22.On June 30, police inter-
cepted Sankar s car and
detained two men. They
said they found the car with
the keys in the ignition and
went for a drive. The licence
plate of Sankar s car was
altered and after two days
of interrogation, police got
information that Sankar was
murdered and his body
dumped in the Mitan river.
Police also said they
received credible informa-
tion that Sankar was robbed,
beaten and killed before the
thieves made off with his
vehicle. A search was
promptly launched in the
river but nothing was found.
Investigators said they will
check dental records and
also do DNA testing to verify
whether the body belongs
Relatives have been beg-
ging for closure since Sankar
went missing. Anyone with
information on Sankar s dis-
appearance and the discov-
ery of the corpse can contact
Crime Stoppers at 800-
Police at the scene where a body was found in Piparo
on Thursday. PHOTO: TONY HOWELL
Get out of
it is missing
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