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Police are investigating the death, allegedly by electrocution, of 32-year-old Sorajanie Hansraj and her 39-year-old husband Prahalad Jagnarine, which occurred between 19:00 hrs last evening and 06:00 hrs this morning at Success Squatting Area, East Coast Demerara.
Several Police ranks visited the scene at around 08:00 hrs this morning. Honourable Minister of Home Affairs Mr Robeson Benn was also on the scene this morning.
Enquiries disclosed that the couple resided with their 11-year-old daughter Trishana in an unpainted wooden structure on the northern side of the Success Squatting Area.
According to the daughter, on 22-12-04 at about 19:00 hrs, her mother told her that she was going on the road to pick up her father. On 22-12-05 at about 06:00 hours, she woke up and observed that they were not home. She left, walked out to the Alleyway, and discovered her parents lying motionless beside each other.
She immediately alerted neighbours, who assisted her and notified the Police. On arrival at the scene, the two victims were seen lying motionless.
The bodies were examined, where burnt marks were seen on the neck, chest, and right wrist of Jagnarine and burnt marks on the left wrist and left side back of Hansraj.
Further searches were done, and a length of red and black wire was seen next to the two bodies. The wire was connected to an electrical post leading to their home. GPL and EMT were summoned to the scene. GPL disconnected the wire from the post, and the bodies were pronounced dead by Dr Dourga and were escorted to the Mortuary awaiting PME.
Investigations are ongoing. (Release)