The three-year-old girl and her eight-month-old brother who were discovered alongside the decomposing bodies of their murdered parents and uncle at their Penal home are still receiving treatment at the hospital.
This was confirmed yesterday by the police, who are still searching for clues to lead them to the killers.
Investigators believe Wazir Mohammed, 57, his wife Shelly-Ann Ragoonanan, 43 and his mentally ill brother Nazim Mohammed, 52, were murdered last Sunday at their Clark Road home. Their throats were slit and Wazir was also shot in the chest. No one knew they were dead until the couple’s son Vishard went to check on them last Thursday, after he tried unsuccessfully to reach them on the phone. He climbed over the gate and found a door to the house broken in. Inside, he made was met with a gruesome sight of the decomposing bodies of his father, mother and uncle. He found his sister and brother sitting on the bed.
According to relatives, the children’s clothes were stained with blood and they were starving and dehydrated. Relatives said the family kept to themselves and the property was surrounded by a 12-foot galvanize fence. Wazir kept himself and his family secluded because he was afraid that someone would attack them.
In a telephone interview, Ragoonanan’s brother Vijay said he too was not well and had not gone to the hospital to visit his niece and nephew. Since the bodies were discovered, he said friends and relatives have been coming to his home to express their condolences.
“Everybody is in shock. My sister was well known.”
The relatives are hoping that they will complete the paperwork at the funeral home to finalise funeral arrangements tomorrow.
Ragoonanan said they have received no further information from the police regarding the investigation.
Detectives from the Homicide Bureau are investigating.