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A Couva woman and her male
companion were stabbed to death
yesterday morning. According to
police, Savitri Sultan, 38, a dental
technician, of Cumberland Street,
and her driver Jankie Bachu, 48, of
Southern Main Road, Chaguanas,
were stabbed to death by Sultan s
former lover at Celestine Drive,
Thompson Road, Palmiste Village,
Police said the murdered couple
went to drop off Chandrouti Roop,
52, at the house she rented at Celes-
tine Drive. They were inside the
house---in the company of other
people, including Sultan s 12-year-
old son---when the assailant, a man
who operates a shop in Couva,
barged in and started stabbing Sultan
A Cepep worker who was at the
scene attempted to intervene and
stop the altercation but received
slashes about her ear and left fingers.
The assailant escaped in a pick-up.
Snr Sup Johnnie Abraham and Sgt
Jitindra Toolaram went to the scene.
Babita Paramsook said Sultan,
Bachu and other relatives had gone
to the San Fernando General Hospital
earlier that evening to visit Sultan s
children s grandmother.
Sultan is the mother of three chil-
dren---twin girls aged 16, and the
12-year-old boy. She said Sultan had
the children for her common-law
husband Amar Paltoo who died five
years ago as a result of a medical
condition. She said Sultan then
entered into a four-year relationship
with her assailant.
Paramsook said the relationship
was one of constant physical and
mental abuse for Sultan who had to
get a restraining order from the court
to keep her abusive lover away.
Paramsook said the abuser would
constantly torment Sultan while she
was on her job. Paramsook said she
was worried about her own safety
and the future of Sultan s children
who are now orphans and were stay-
ing by a relative.
Paramsook said Bachu and Sultan
were not involved romantically but
was a friend of the family who
assisted Sultan when she needed
Homicide South is investigating.
stabbed to death
San Fernando police are
investigating the circum-
stances surrounding the
death of a man who was
ambushed and shot nine
times as he sat in his car.
The dead man has been
identified as Anthony Joseph,
46, who has two addresses,
Spring Vale, Lodge Road,
Claxton Bay and Santa Cruz.
Police believe Joseph s
murder was a hit.
Reports are that around
10.45 am, residents along
Solomon Street and Circular
Road, San Fernando, close
to Olera Heights, HDC hous-
ing apartments, reported
hearing loud explosions.
Snr Supt Cecil Santana,
Supt Anthony James, Insp
Don Gajadar and other offi-
cers responded to the report
and saw a silver-grey
Wingroad Wagon, PCP 8803,
parked at the side of Inner
Person centre, a business
When they checked the
vehicle, the engine was still
running and a man was
slumped in the driver s seat.
Residents said they were
accustomed to seeing the car
parked at the side of the
building, but did not know
The windscreen and pas-
senger window glass was
Joseph was shot nine times
in the upper chest and fore-
Reports stated that a man
was seen walking towards
the car, opened fire, and then
fled in waiting vehicle.
District Medical Officer Dr
Selochan visited the scene
and ordered the removal of
The car was taken for fur-
ther processing at the evi-
dence recovery unit at the
former Sautt headquarters
at Cumuto. Police are view-
ing CCTV images.
Earlier this week, the
decomposed body of an
unknown person was found
in the same area.
Man ambushed, killed in South
Savitri Sultan was stabbed to death,
along with her companion Jankie
Bachu at Palmiste Village, Chaguanas,
Babita Paramsook's left ear was
slashed when she intervened to save
Savitri Sultan who was stabbed to
Two years after its closure, the
pupils and teachers of Pt Cumana
RC should have a new school by
The school, previously shut
down due to its dilapidated state,
has been rebuilt by the Govern-
ment. When the Sunday Guardian
visited last week, a new four-
storey building appeared only to
be in need of painting and out-
fitting. Elie Hagaly, a worker on
site, said the school should be
completed for the reopening of
school in September.
Tensions between parents of Pt
Cumana RC and Pt Cumana Gov-
ernment school ran high in July
2012, after the RC school was shut
down and a proposal was made
for them to share the government
The proposed merger between
the two schools lasted for one
day---June 23, 2012.
This resulted in meetings
between Education Minister Tim
Gopeesingh and MP for the area,
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Row-
leyArchbishop Harris intervened
and it was eventually agreed that
a new school would be constructed
for the approximately 240 pupils.
The pupils and teachers were tem-
porarily housed at St Peter s RC
Church, Constabulary Street,
Carenage. The pupils and teachers
have been housed there since.
Attempts to contact Dr
Gopeesingh for further comment
on the matter were unsuccessful.
The Catholic Education Board of
Management also said it needed
to get more information before it
could fully respond to the Sunday
The Education Facilities Com-
pany Ltd, to which the Sunday
Guardian also posed several ques-
tions, did not respond up to late
'New Pt Cumana RC school
ready for September'
Workers at the
construction site of
the Point Cumana RC
School in Carenage
Architect Elie El-Hajaly
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