Murdered Corentyne woman strangled, stabbed – PME

Following the discovery of the battered body of a 52-year-old woman in the backlands of Number 54 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, an autopsy has revealed the gruesome manner in which the woman was killed.
According to the police, a postmortem examination (PME) conducted on Saturday morning on the body of Ninawattie Nandalall, called ‘Sharda’, of Lot 14 Number 55 Village, Corentyne, has determined that the cause of death was asphyxiation, incise wound to the neck, and fracture of the cervical spine. The body has been handed over to relatives for burial.
Nandalall’s semi-naked body was found by her son in the Corentyne backlands on Friday morning. Her son, Bhojdev Narinedat, told Guyana Times, “De condition wha me see me Muma hut!”

Dead: Ninawattie Nandalall, called ‘Sharda’

The woman had ventured to the backdam around midday on Thursday to pick mangoes, but had never returned. According to the son, they went in search of the woman on Thursday night until 03:00h the following morning, but their efforts were futile. They had returned to the backdam later on Friday morning to resume the search when he made the gruesome discovery.
“My two cousins take one dam and I take the other. While walking, I watched under the bush, and then, about 75 feet away from me, I saw a red cloth and a blue shirt, and when I walk close, I realized that it was my mother,” he detailed. The son added, “It was blood all over her face. Her neck get a cut, and from here come down was naked.”
Police are alleging that Nandalall was murdered in the backdam at some time between 12:30 hours on April 11 and 07:40 hours on April 12.
Initially, three persons were arrested in connection with the murder, but two males: an 18-year-old and a 25-year-old, have since confessed to raping and killing the woman.
Regional Commander, Senior Superintendent Shivpersaud Bacchus, told reporters that the two suspects, who also reside in the same village as Nandalall, provided investigators with details of what transpired. They remain in custody as investigations continue.