are Ramesh Suesankar, 37, of Lusignan Line
Ground, and Anthony
Parsram called 'Richard', 28, of Sand
Reef, Annandale North, reportedly killed by the
same gang of gunmen; and Nigel Amsterdam, 33, of
Section `Cí Buxton.
body of Suesankar, a cattle farmer, was fished out
of the Lusignan canal around 07:30 hrs
yesterday after hours of intense searching by
told the Chronicle yesterday that they had been
looking for him since 20:30 hrs Sunday but came up
the villagers stumbled on his body he was naked,
bound at the hands and feet with string and his
head covered with a black haversack.
a fisherman who lived alone, was executed, shot
through the right eye.
said Amsterdam, a businessman, was tending
to a small shop he operated in his yard when he
was shot in the left temple and in the back by
gunmen who escaped.
the Sunday night terror rampage, the gunmen shot
at least three others and opened fire on a police
patrol responding to the Annandale killing.
some of the houses gunmen attacked at Sand Reef, Annandale North on Sunday night.
said two members of the patrol were shot Ė one
in the right shoulder and the other in the right
shoulder and left middle finger.
said he had promised to return that evening to
take her home. Debbie said she was at her
motherís for the Hindu custom of tying 'Rakhi'
on her brother's hand to show her love for him.
said her husband was a very quiet person who was
always working hard to maintain his family.
killers ransacked their small shack and clothes
and household items were scattered there
Relatives were yesterday helping Debbie repack
items in several barrels that were left tumbled
outside the humble house. The widow said several
pieces of jewellery and money were missing.
A grass cutter belonging to her husband was also
Residents said the gunmen forced a lad from the
area to fetch the grass cutter to Buxton and then
released him. Police were yesterday questioning
the boy, villagers said.
Debbie Suesankar, the wife of
murdered cattle farmer Ramesh
outside their home yesterday.
said the bandits were probably watching on Sunday
when a horse racing competition was held on the
road outside Suesankarís home making them
believe he had money.
had horse racing here and it had plenty beer
bottles and so they probably think he rich",
one villager remarked.
bucket that the cattle farmer was using to bathe
remained floating in the trench yesterday.
said they are scared to remain in the area at
night, and prefer to visit in the daytime to tend
to their land and cattle before retreating to
spend the night with relatives in other areas.
said that after killing Suesankar, the gunmen
proceeded to Annandale North, where they continued
their reign of terror which left Parsram dead.
first home at Lot 1 Sand Reef, Annandale that was
targeted was empty at the time since Sursattie
Abdul and her children Amanda, seven, and Imran
six, had gone into the housing scheme to look for
I was coming back home, I saw these men standing
under the house but I didnít think nothing of
it; but then I saw this long, long gun by one of
dem foot and I get frightened", Sursattie
Lall, mother of the
said one of the men called out to her saying he
wanted to ask her something.
terrified mother said she grabbed her son and
started to run. Her daughter who was walking ahead
was left behind.
couldnít grab me daughter, because she was
walking up front and I had to run and leave
fell while trying to escape from the gunmen and
said that she then swam over a trench and hid
under the bed in a little zinc house on the other
run, I really run fuh me life", she said,
showing the bruise she had on her face from the
said the gunmen asked her about her mother's
whereabouts. The terrified girl said she told them
she did not know where her mom was and began
crying and begging them to leave her alone.
mother said that she heard her daughter crying for
her and in the dark, quickly pulled her into the
house where they remained huddled together, as
gunshots rang out loudly.
the gunmen left, she returned home to find her
house ransacked and a wrist watch missing.
men then moved to Lot 2 Sand Reef, Annandale where
the Lalls reside. The five family members were
beaten by the men who stormed their home demanding
cash and jewellery.
Lall, 36, who was wounded in the head after she
was hit with the barrel of a gun, said that at
around 20:45 hrs, she heard persons running
through the passageway. Within minutes, the men
kicked open her door demanding cash and jewellery.
keep telling them that we (didnít have) but they
still keep saying dat they want."
said she took off her gold earrings and handed
these over. The family also handed over $2,000 in
the gunmen began demanding more and threatened to
shoot her husband, Harrychand if the demand was
not met. "I den give dem $3,000 more because
them seh that they woulda shoot he", Savitre
was also hit in the head with a gun butt.
couple's son Surujpaul, 26, who was sleeping there
for the night, was also hit in the head with a gun
and left unconscious. His wound required six
said the gang members wore `topesí (caps), were
dressed in civilian clothing and had long guns
looking like AK-47s.
men then fled through an open window after the
ordeal which lasted some 15 minutes. Several
footprints were yesterday still visible on a bed
that the men used to jump through the window.
next attacked the home of fisherman Anthony
mother Shamdavi Lall cried uncontrollably
said the gunmen kicked open his door, calling him
by his name and demanding cash and jewellery.
jumped through an open window but the men pursued
and shot him in cold blood.
leaves to mourn his mother, and younger siblings,
Fiona 27, Ronnie 24, and Mark 25.
attacks were the latest on the East Coast and
residents, fearful for their lives, are
contemplating moving out of the area.
gunmen in black clothes on Saturday morning
terrorised a Coldingen family, spraying their
house with bullets, killing nine year-old
Christine Sookra and wounding her brother Ryan,
was hit in the head by a bullet as the terrified
family huddled together in the front bedroom of
their Lot 205, Track 'A', Coldingen home.
days ago, gunmen launched a deadly attack on the
Appanna family at Non Pariel. In the attack, a
14-year-old girl hid under the bed while bandits
stabbed her father, Davechand, 45, to death. Her
mother Hemrajie, 42, was left unconscious from a
fractured skull and stab wounds.
after, gunmen shot and killed a young policeman,
Omani Savory during a police operation in Buxton.