Left with more questions than answers regarding the death of his only sister and soon-to-be brother-in-law on the weekend, Steffan Jagdeo yesterday appealed to social media users to respect the families and give them space to grieve.
He also added his voice to those who continued to lobby for a reduction in murders and serious crimes as he demanded a change now.
Speaking at the Forensic Science Centre, St James, where he had gone to identify his sister’s body, Steffan questioned, “Why them?”
He said the motive behind the killings remained a mystery to the families.
The bodies of Amar Randy Ramdass, 26, of Chandanagore Road, Chaguanas; and his girlfriend Anita Jagdeo, 27, of Waterloo Road, Carapichaima, were found in a car at Factory Road, Chaguanas, shortly after 9 am on Sunday.
Jagdeo’s body was found in the passenger seat, while Ramdass’ body was found in the trunk. The two were shot.
Asked what could have led to the death of the two hard-working and upstanding citizens, Steffan said, “We are asking ourselves the same thing.”
He described the young couple as having made numerous sacrifices to achieve their goals.
And with their marriage fixed for next year, he said the two had been working multiple jobs in order to get their house completed and start their lives together.
Steffan said, “We didn’t expect this.”
Commenting on the general state of the country and the crime situation in particular, he added, “I didn’t expect this to knock on our door at all.”
The Jagdeo family was also plunged into mourning three years ago following the death of their mother, and now to lose his only sister in this manner, Steffan said, was a tough situation.
And even as he commended officers of the TTPS for their support, he stressed, “There are the good TTPS police officers and there are some rogue elements, which they know who they are, to help another person on the outside cover up the crimes that someone else commit and then we have an acting Commissioner who knows nothing...he is there. We need a change and we need a change now to help curb this crime right now.”
Comforted somewhat by the assurances that the TTPS would leave no stone unturned in finding the killer(s), he added, “God knows what is right and who these people are.”