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Councillor: Cedros killings a wake-up call

Thursday, January 9, 2014
Residents of Beach Road, Cedros, look on as police officers conduct investigations at the crime scene on Tuesday. PHOTO: KRISTIAN DE SILVA

Cap-de-Ville/Cedros councillor Ramesh Sewnal says the murder of Cedros grandparents Krishna and Radha Ramdeen is a wake-up call that no community in T&T can escape crime. Sewnal said so on Tuesday while speaking with reporters at Beach Road, Fullarton, Cedros. He had earlier visited relatives of the dead couple. Krishna, 63, and Radha, 57, parents of four and grandparents of eight, were found murdered in their Beach Road home by their son, Ravi, around 8.35 am when he went to check on them.



They were not responding to calls. Ravi found his father on his parents’ bed and his mother on the floor with a plastic bag over her head. He said he was too traumatised to speak with the media. Sewnal expressed shock over the murders. “These kinds of things do not happen in Cedros,” he said. Sewnal said the killings are a “wake-up call to the community. You cannot think that it cannot happen here.



There will be no vigilantes, but we have to be more vigilant and observe people coming into the area.” He said the situation was “terrible” and he was saddened by the Ramdeens’ deaths. He said they had supported him in his local government campaign last year and were community-oriented.



“Our community, our village lives like one family. It will take some time to come to terms with this. You never think that something like this could happen here. It is really terrible,” he said. Neighbours said they are now living in fear after the murder of the couple.


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