Still deeply disturbed by the murder of eight year-old Daniel Guerra in 2011, old wounds were reopened and relatives’ lives ripped apart on Saturday night when they found his aunt’s bloodied body in her home.
Relatives found Ria Indarsingh, 41, a mother of two, in the living room of her home at Maharaj Street, off Bedeau Street, in Gasparillo, with injuries to thehead.
Police believe she was beaten to death. A 54-year-old male relative, of Lightbourne Road, Gasparillo, was up to yesterday assisting Homicide Bureau detectives with their investigations.
Indarsingh’s nephew, Daniel Guerra, of Bedeau Street, went missing in February 17, 2011, and days later his partially decomposed body was discovered in a drain at Tarouba Village.
On September 18, 2013, Senior Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan freed accused Constable Darwin Ghouralal of murdering the child, a Standard Two pupil of the Gasparillo Government Primary School.
A judge’s warrant was subsequently issued for the re-arrest of police officer.
Yesterday Indarsingh’s father (Daniel’s grandfather) opted not to speak to the media, saying he did not want to “jeopardise the investigations.”
“Daniel’s case already gone down the drain, I don’t want to jeopardise this one. Daniel was my grandson and Ria, my daughter. Maybe when they (police) finish with the investigations, I will talk but not now,” said Randolph Indarsingh.
According to a police report, at about 7 pm on Saturday, Indarsingh’s two children, 18 and 19 years-old, returned home accompanied by the male relative and discovered her body in the living room.
Police said the children were waiting for her to pick them up at C3 Centre at Corinth.
Indarsingh failed to show up and calls to her mobile phone went unanswered. The teenagers then called the relative who met them and took them home when they found her body.
Police said Indarsingh, who worked at an electrical store at Marabella, made several domestic-related reports at the Gasparillo Police Station within in the last few months.
About a year ago, she became a single parent having separated from the children’s father.
Police said there were no signs of forced entry to the house, nor were there items missing.
Residents said she was last seen at about 2 pm on Saturday. They heard nothing strange.
A team of officers from the Gasparillo and San Fernando Police Stations and Homicide Bureau (Region III) among them Supt Rohan Pardasie, Insp Steve Persad and Woman Sgt Susan John visited the scene.
An autopsy is expected to be performed today at the Forensic Sciences Centre, St James.