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Attacker’s dad in murder/suicide upset

Victims’s family gets apology
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bobby Roopnarine, the father of Shastri Roopnarine, who killed his girlfriend, Amanda Persad, and then himself on Saturday morning yesterday apologised to the Persads for what his son did. Speaking with members of the media outside the Forensic Science Centre, St James, Roopnarine, 51, said his son was a quiet person. He said Shastri, his only son, never showed any signs that he would have done such a thing. Roopnarine said his son recently became a regiment recruit but then dropped out before the training phase was completed.


According to police reports, around 12.30 am on Saturday, residents of Ramcharan Drive, San Juan, heard several loud blasts and thought it was fireworks. Neighbours called the police around 3 pm after they had not seen the couple for the entire day. Police later found Persad, 22, with several gunshot wounds while Roopnarine, 24, was found with a single gunshot to the head. “I sorry he had to kill she and kill himself. They could have sorted out their problems without it going to that drastic means,” the senior Roopnarine said yesterday. 


He said his son was the father of a three-year-old girl and the couple had their ups-and- downs as in any relationship. He said Persad never complained to him about his son being violent towards her. “He was my son. Your children will always be yours, no matter what... I sorry he do all that and I sorry it happened but you can’t change the past,” Roopnarine said. Relatives of Persad, who wished not to be identified, said she was a fun-loving woman who owned a clothing store. The relatives said Persad, who was affectionately called “Nae Nae” by family and friends, was always full of life.     


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