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Man suspected of committing suicide after quarrel with wife
Homicide detectives have launched an investigation into the death of a 24-year-old Valencia man who was found dead on Saturday night following an argument with relatives. Shortly after 6 pm on Saturday, Salick Ramdial, of St Albans Quarry, Valencia was discovered by his brother Suresh Ramsingh lying in a forested area behind their home.
Relatives told investigators that earlier that day, Ramdial was involved in an heated argument with his wife Lea, which prompted them to intervene. Investigators said that his brother Sean Ramsingh attempted to prevent a fight between the arguing couple but he was assaulted with a glass bottle.
Around 5.30 pm, Ramdial reportedly left the home without informing his relatives of his wahereabouts. A search was conducted in the area surrounding the house which led to the discovery of Ramdial’s body, police sources said. Ramdial was discovered lying face down with a stab wound to the right side of the chest. A kitchen knife with blood on the blade was discovered a short distance away from his body.
Up to late yesterday investigators were yet to ascertain the events surrounding Ramdial’s death. His brothers and wife were interviewed by homicide detectives with witness statements being produced. Investigators believe that Ramdial may have committed suicide but said they would wait until an autopsy report is obtained at the Forensic Sciences Centre in St James later today before stating the exact cause of death.
The knife that was recovered was also taken to the centre where fingerprint analysis would be done. Fingerprints were also taken from Ramdial’s relatives which will be compared to those found on the knife. ASP Neville Sankar and a party of officers from the Sangre Grande CID visited the scene. Acting Sgt Pierre is continuing investigations.
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