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Saturday 24 February 2018
Crime and Court

Trini stabbed to death in Canada

MURDERED: Nadya Ramjattan Ragbir, originally from Princes Town. She was stabbed to death at her home in Ontario, Canada.

A Trini-born woman was stabbed to death by her son at their home in Ontario, Canada. Nadya Ramjattan Ragbir, 60, originally from Princes Town was pronounced dead on the scene when police and paramedics arrived on Wednesday evening. According to reports in the Canadian press, she was stabbed repeatedly.

Officers had responded to a call regarding, “a woman found without vital signs.”

CHARGED: Yeshudyan Ragbir, charged for killing his Trini-born mother at their home in Canada.

Ragbir’s son Yeshudyan Ragbir, 24, was arrested and has been charged with First Degree Murder. He appeared in court on Thursday. According to reports in the Canadian press, he has been ordered to undergo a mental health test to ascertain if he is fit to stand trial after he appeared confused while being questioned by the judge. He was slated to reappear in court yesterday. Ragbir was a popular music teacher, a profession she continued after she and her family migrated in the early 1990s. Her relatives in Trinidad, who declined to be named, were distraught on learning of her demise. They spoke briefly to Newsday, describing her as a “beautiful person with a beautiful voice”, who had been taken from them too soon. Funeral arrangements are ongoing.

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