Security officer charged for raping, murdering Cummings Lodge woman

Forty-seven-year-old Ravindra Ramdeen, a security officer of Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown, was on Monday arraigned for the murder and rape committed on 53-year-old Marilyn Singh also called “Jean”.

Murdered: Marilyn Singh, also called “Jean”

Ramdeen appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court and was not required to plead to the indictment which stated that on December 13, 2020, at Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown, he raped and murdered Marilyn Singh.
The charge was read by Magistrate Alisha George, who remanded Ramdeen to prison until February 1, 2021.
It was reported that on the day in question, the now dead woman’s brother turned up at the Turkeyen Police Station and reported the death of his sister, who was last seen alive on December 10, 2020.
After the report was made, the Police visited the home and found the naked body on a bed. The body was examined, but no marks of violence were seen.
However, a subsequent post-mortem conducted on the body of the now dead woman proved that she died as a result of asphyxiation due to manual strangulation, compounded by blunt trauma to the head.
In light of the post-mortem report, the Police acted on information received and arrested the security guard.
During interrogation, Ramdeen confessed to the murder. He reportedly told detectives that he strangled the woman with whom he shared a relationship after she did not want to have sexual intercourse with him.
He further explained that he scaled the woman’s fence and entered her home via the verandah. He and the woman reportedly had sex after which he wanted to go another time but the woman reportedly refused. It was at that time; he strangled the woman to death.
After committing the act, he left her motionless body on the bed and went home. It was until the following morning; the woman’s body was discovered.