Before she was chopped to death by her husband, banking supervisor Omatie Ramdial-Deobarran sent a video to her family giving a peek at the abuse she suffered at the hands of Amar Deobarran and a female relative.
In the video which is almost three minutes long, Omatie reminds Deobarran how he threatened to "saw off" her neck. A woman threatens to "kick" Omatie in her mouth when she speaks about Deobarran's infidelity.
Deobarran had been incensed that she had used up US dollars to hire a lawyer to file for divorce because he cheated in their marriage by fathering a child with another woman three years ago.
Deobarran, 41, a teacher at Avocat Vedic School, began the affair about four years ago, but it was only last September that he confessed to the infidelity.
Amar Deobarran and wife, Omatie Ramdial-Deobarran in happier times.
Deobarran subjected Omatie to verbal and emotional abuse which ended with her murder around 7:40 pm on Friday at their South Oropouche Trace, Barrackpore home.
Omatie's murder was witnessed by the couple's eight-year-old son.
Deobarran died at the hospital after he was found sitting at the side of a track, a quarter-mile from his home. He drank a weedicide, believed to be gramoxone. Their 13-year-old daughter was upstairs when the incident occurred.
Speaking to Guardian Media yesterday, Omatie's father, Ramdial Kanchan, said two weeks ago his daughter, who worked at Bankers Insurance in Chaguanas, came home and told him her husband was having an affair.
"I tell her girl, I can't say nothing. All yuh is husband and wife, try and mend up things. But she said the husband have a child with the woman," Kanchan said.
Asked whether she spoke about Deobarran being abusive, Kanchan said, "She say when she sitting in the hammock he would pick up a cutlass and knock it right round the hammock."
Jagdesh Kanchan, the brother of Omatie Deobarran at his Oropouche Trace South, Barrackpore home, yesterday.
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Omatie's brother Jagdesh said he was surprised when his sister asked them to move back home.
"She told me she filed for divorce last Monday and she give us a heads up that she wants to come back here to stay," Jagdesh said.
"The judge said that Amar can stay in the front part of the house with his mother and Oma and the children will stay in the back. Last Thursday Amar came and pick up the child without her knowledge. The court says he is not supposed to do that. My sister called her lawyer and yesterday (Friday) Amar got a call from the Princes Town court to come and pick up a paper. He still has visitation rights but with a court marshall. Maybe he got angry about that."
Jagdesh said Omatie was inside the apartment with her son when Deobarran knocked and barged in.
"He told us his father started to chop Oma to the neck as she sat by the computer. He say he just see mommy fall to the ground. He says 'mommy has a big wound in she hand big so and daddy just run out in the back'."
For three hours, the child was sick after seeing the murder.
Deobarran grabbed a bottle of weedicide and ran down a track to the back where he consumed it. He died at 1:25 am at the San Fernando General Hospital.
The couple had been together for 14 years, but he did not know they were unhappy.
Neighbour Bajnath Ramnarine said, "I saw him a few days ago. The children run and hug him. I did not know he was having problems with his wife."
Geeta Ramnarine said Deobarran grew up with them and never appeared to be a violent person.
Before she died, Omatie told her family her heartache was greater because her husband's family had accepted the affair and the woman with whom he was having an affair even paid $10,000 for surgery for one of Deobarran's female relatives.
The Deobarran family has since apologised for his actions saying they never knew him to be violent. Deobarran's mother was too distraught to speak. Two of his cousins said the family did not condone violence.
Autopsies will be done on the bodies tomorrow. Separate funerals will be held. The couple's children are now staying at their grandfather's home.