LIVE WIRE CLAIMS LIVES OF MATERNITY NURSE AND TAXI DRIVER AT SUCCESS, EAST COAST DEMERARA

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Dead: Sorojanie Hansraj and Prahalad Jagnarine

The Guyana Police Force is investigating the death of 32-year-old Sorojanie Hansraj, a maternity nurse, and her common-law husband 39-year-old Prahalad Jagnarine, a taxi driver who were found unresponsive in the alleyway of the Success, East Coast Demerara squatting are in what is suspected to be an electrocution.

The couple’s daughter, 11-year-old Trishanie Abrahim said that on Sunday evening, her father was imbibing at a nearby shop, and at about 18:00hrs he contacted Hansraj asking her to leave the house and go for him. Abrahim recounted that the couple never returned home that night. However, at around 23:00hrs she heard the dogs barking but was too scared to check on them. Several calls to her parent’s phones went unanswered throughout the night. The couple was discovered lying next to each other around 6.00 a.m. on Monday when Abrahim left the house and headed towards the alleyway. 

She said she immediately alerted the neighbours who subsequently contacted the police. Police say the bodies were examined and burnt marks were seen on the neck, chest, and right wrist of Jagnarine while Hansraj bore similar marks on her left wrist and back. 

The police also reported that a length of red and black wire was seen next to the couple. The wire was connected to an electrical post leading to their home. 

Representatives from the Guyana Power and Light Incorporated and Emergency Medical Technicians were summoned to the scene. The wire was later disconnected from the electrical post. 

In 2020, during the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic dozens of squatters, primarily single mothers erected structures at the Success Canefield with the hope of evading exorbitant rent expenses. The Ministry of Housing and Water, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO), and the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) subsequently tried several times to remove the squatters but were all unsuccessful. The squatters resisted the attempts to remove them citing that they had nowhere else to go. Last year, the Ministry of Housing and Water announced that the squatters were being relocated.

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