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Monday 20 May 2019
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Suspect cries to attend funeral of murdered man

Dayanand Dookie
Dayanand Dookie

The woman who remains in police custody for the stabbing death of maxi-taxi driver Dayanand Dookie, cried yesterday as she begged to be allowed to attend his funeral. Her request was denied.

The woman, who is 27 years old, was held by police last Friday after Dookie, 31, died of a single stab wound to the chest while receiving treatment at the Chaguanas Health Facility. She is two months pregnant with her fourth child.

According to reports, Dookie, also called Sick, had an argument with the woman around 4.30 pm on Friday at their apartment at Solomon Drive off Chin Chin Road, Cunupia. He allegedly slapped the woman and pushed her against a wall in their kitchen before being stabbed. Three children, ages one to seven years old, were at home during the incident.

Yesterday, Nirmala Sieukaran, a relative of the woman, said she visited her and saw her plead to be released to attend the funeral.

“She was real crying and begging them to get to go but the officers said they received no instructions that she was to be taken to the funeral,” Sieukaran said.

“She wanted to go even though everybody was telling her it is not a good idea to go there.”

She said Dookie’s last rites were attended to by his relatives and she was not sure where exactly the service took place. The three children have been staying with family friends since the incident.

Sieukaran said it will be unfair if the woman is charged as she had suffered years of abuse, allegedly, at Dookie’s hands.

“He was always beating her and threatening to kill her. He didn’t care who hear him or who know about it.”

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