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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
A Diego Martin
mother of six whose
husband was mur-
dered on Saturday
near the family s
home says she
wants to start over
with her life, but will
need assistance in
22, wept yesterday as
she told the media
that her two eldest
children no longer
want to live at their North Post, Diego Martin,
home following the murder of their father, who
was the family s sole breadwinner.
Awong said her five-year-old was awakened
from sleep by the gunshots that ended her
father s life.
"They are traumatised, they are saying they
don t want to live here. When you ask the
younger ones where their father is, they say
that he went to work because that is all they
know he does, go to work and come back home.
"I haven t explained to them what happened,
but the children in the yard told them that
their father is dead. They need counselling,"
She added, "I will no longer be living at
that place where he was killed. I am trying to
move out and start over with my children. My
in-laws and my cousins and sisters are very
supportive right now.
"The kids are not doing well. My two big
daughters, they do not want to sleep there,
they don t want to do nothing there. It is like
the place is haunted, they don t want to be
there anymore. I don t know how I would be
able to handle this. I just hope that God would
send the right people in my life to help me get
According to police, residents heard gunshots
around 2 am Saturday and later found 26-
year-old Jahkim Valentine in his yard bleeding
from gunshot wounds. Nearby, Tyrell Martin,
15, was found with bullet wounds to the legs.
He was taken to the Port-of-Spain General
Hospital where he is currently warded. (JL)
Police are investigating an incident in
which a two-year-old girl from Bamboo
Settlement, Valsayn, was accidentally
crushed to death under her father s van
According to reports, the incident occurred
around 7 pm on October 15, when Sabella
Beharry, of Nabbie Street, Bamboo Settle-
ment No 2, and her mother and father were
preparing to go out to buy dinner.
Police said Beharry was waiting with her
mother in the family s front porch as her
father was turning his pick-up truck in the
yard. The child s mother then went back
inside for her milk bottle.
Left momentarily unattended, Beharry
reportedly ran out of the porch and towards
her father s reversing vehicle. She was
knocked down and her head was crushed
under the rear tyre of the vehicle.
Her father told police that he initially
believed he had hit a large rock, but was
alerted to the tragic accident by the wails
of his wife, who came outside to find her
daughter s body under the vehicle.
Beharry was taken to the Eric Williams
Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, where
she succumbed to her injuries last Friday.
A post-mortem was performed on her
body at the Forensic Science Centre in St
Emotional relatives who went to identify
her body and view the autopsy refused to
speak with media personnel.
Beharry s parents, who are said to be trau-
matised by the incident, were questioned
by investigators from the St Joseph Police
Investigators said the Office of the Director
of Public Prosecutions will decide if the
parents should be charged with negligence
once the investigation is completed. How-
ever, they said charges were unlikely.
Beharry s death is the second time in a
little over a year that a toddler was killed
by her parents vehicle in a freak accident.
In September last year, one-and-a-half-
year-old Salsabila Mohammed was crushed
under her father Ashmeed s van at their
Charlieville, Chaguanas, home in similar
circumstances. Mohammed was raking
leaves with her mother when she ran towards
her father s van as he was reversing into
their yard. Her father was not charged for
Investigations into the latest incident are
Police are investigating the discovery
of a woman s semi-nude body at her
home in Malabar yesterday afternoon.
Police said relatives of Melise Coutain,
49, went to check on her around 5 pm
yesterday, only to find her body on her
bed with what appeared to be marks of
violence on her neck and face.
Police said a vehicle belonging to
Coutain, who was last seen on Sunday
night, was missing and while they have
not ruled out foul play they will await
autopsy results before making any pro-
nouncement on the cause of her death.
In an unrelated incident, an Arima
man was found murdered in front his
home yesterday morning, hours after
residents said they heard gunshots in
According to police, around 7.35 am
officers of the Arima CID responded to
a report of a body found at Unityville
Extension, Darwill Gardens. On arrival
officers found the body of Kishore
Dougrah, 38, on the roadway not too far
from his home.
Police said neighbours heard gunshots
around 3 am yesterday but only found
Dougrah s body while on their way to
HITTING THE STAGE
Family finds woman's body
Mom of six wants
help to move out
after husband killed
Girl, 2, dies after dad accidentally runs over her
Sangre Grande SDA Primary School students during their performance at the 46th Annual Junior Arts Festival at the Creative
Arts Centre, San Fernando, yesterday. PHOTO: TONY HOWELL
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