Arresting officer testifies as PI continues

Babita Sarjou’s murder

The Preliminary Inquiry into the murder of Babita Sarjou, the woman who had disappeared six years ago,

Sharnandand Naraine
Sharnandand Naraine

continued on Wednesday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Sharnandand Naraine, called “Anand”, the ex-husband of Sarjou, of Lot 51 Seaforth Street, Campbellville, Georgetown and Dorel Pronton, called “Yankee” of Lot 54 Broad Street, Charlestown, Georgetown, both appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.
One of the arresting officers, Corporal Sherwin Laundry, gave his testimony in on Wednesday.
He was among the group of officers, who arrested both Naraine and Pronton and was also the officer who transported Pronton to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters.
Attorney Peter Hugh is representing Naraine, while Pronton is being represented by Attorney Nigel Hughes.
It is alleged that on November 4, 2010, the two men conspired to murder Sarjou. The Preliminary Inquiry is set to continue on August 4.
After being missing for six years, Police were able to crack the case after they received information about the death of Sarjou.
On May 22, 2016, Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum, accompanied by several Policemen, swooped down on the home of Naraine, where they dug up a shallow grave in the yard in which a woman’s remains were found.
Sarjou went missing on November 4, 2010, after she allegedly received a call from Naraine, who stated that he would accompany her to a Diwali motorcade. It is alleged that Sarjou got into Naraine’s vehicle where she was strangled by Pronton who was in the back seat.
Her lifeless body was reportedly transported to the home of Naraine where it was allegedly buried in the shallow grave.