A man who is accused of forcing his wife to consume a poisonous substance was on Tuesday committed to stand trial at the Berbice High Court for the capital offence of murder.
Ramesh Nandlall, 28, a fisherman, was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on February 17, 2021, at Cotton Tree Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB), Region Five, he murdered 27-year-old Sattie Jagmohan.
At the end of a Preliminary Inquiry at the Blairmont Magistrate’s Court, Magistrate Peter Hugh informed the murder accused that sufficient evidence was led against him to put him on trial for the offence by a jury before a judge.
Accordingly, the Magistrate committed Nandlall to stand trial at the next practicable sitting of the Berbice Criminal Assizes.
According to reports, the woman told Police ranks that Nandlall pushed her against a wall in their home and placed a cutlass to her neck, and ordered her to drink a poisonous substance from a bottle
The woman being fearful for her life complied because he had threatened to chop her to death. The woman’s neighbors then rushed her to the Fort Wellington Public Hospital where later died.
The matter was reported and following an investigation, Nandlall was arrested and charged with murder.