Foulis man who brutally murdered wife found dead

The partially-decomposed body of a 56-year-old man who brutally murdered his wife last month was found in the Enmore, East Coast Demerara (ECD) backlands.
The discovery was made on Monday by a cattle farmer who reported to the Police that at around 12:30h, as he was grazing his cattle, he observed a mosquito net in the bush and upon checking, he saw the body which was positively identified as murder suspect Vijaimal Raj.

Dead: Vijaimal Raj

The farmer led a party of policemen to the area where the murder suspect was found. Two bottles of insecticide were seen next to the body.
The body was later identified by the man’s son.
Raj, a fisherman, was wanted by the Police for the murder of his wife, 57-year-old Savitri Raj. The incident occurred on April 12 at the couple’s Foulis, East Coast Demerara home.
Savitrie Raj, a mother of three of 15th Street, Foulis, was brutally murdered by her abusive husband of 33 years, whom she had been trying to escape.
In fact, the couple were scheduled to appear in court on April 13 as the woman had filed a report against him three weeks prior, after he attacked her with a glass bottle, causing her to receive injuries to the head.

Dead: Savitrie Raj

But around 01:00h on the April 12, the couple’s only son was in the lower flat of house when he heard his mother screaming. As such, he ran to the upper flat of the house where he saw his mother lying on the bed in a pool of blood. Three wounds were seen on her face and neck.
The husband, a fisherman, was allegedly seen jumping through the window.
When Guyana Times visited the home of the couple, the woman’s daughter, Dian Raghunath, and her husband said Raj had been abused by her husband and two other children for years, with the grieving daughter saying that she believes her mother’s death was planned.
The family had related that the now dead woman then went to the Social Security Ministry where she was promised that someone would visit her home, but no one visited. She then revisited the Police Station where she was given a court date for April 13, 2022.
Just after 21:00h (9:00 pm) on April 12, Raj locked her bedroom door and went to bed; the suspect reportedly waited until she was fully asleep before jumping the wall and stabbing her about the body. He then threw her phone a far distance from her, so that she could not call anyone to come to her rescue.
The man then reportedly drank a poisonous substance before escaping.