…to be sentenced on June 26Boxing night murder trialVishwantie Ragnauth and her reputed husband Nyron Thakurdyal, who were accused of murdering Ragnauth’s uncle, Sunil Ramsundar, at Patentia, West Bank Demerara (WBD), on December 26, 2014, were unanimously found guilty of the offence at the High Court on Friday.The duo stood in the courtroom of Justice Sandil Kissoon and had the unanimous verdict read to them.However, sentencing was deferred to June 26, following the presentation of a probation report requested by Attorney for the accused, Nigel Hughes.It was reported that on the fateful night at Patentia, WBD, Ramsundar was killed after he allegedly attempted to settle a dispute between his sister, niece and his niece’s reputed husband.According to Police reports in 2014, the incident occurred at about 22:00h where it was alleged that Ramsundar’s sister was being assaulted by her daughter Vishawantie and Vishawantie’s reputed husband, Thakurdyal.It was reported that the now dead man enquired from his sister the reason for her crying and upon learning that the couple had physically assaulted her, the man approached his niece for an explanation.However, this turned into a heated argument, during which Ramsundar was stabbed about his body. He was pronounced dead on arrival to the West Demerara Regional Hospital.The duo was later arrested and both slapped with the murder charge. During the trial, they continue to maintain their innocence thus giving unsworn statements to the Judge and jury on Tuesday last.Ragnauth, called “Shelly”, admitted that her uncle was indeed cursing her and that their fight got physical. She also admitted that her reputed husband, Nyron Thakurdyal, went to defend her after the late Sunil Ramsundar grabbed her.The accused related that she stopped a car with the intention of making a report at the Wales Police Station, while noting that she did not have a knife or a cellphone in her possession.Thakurdyal’s account of the event was similar as he claimed his reputed wife’s uncle fell to the ground after he restrained him from hitting Ragnauth. During his unsworn statement, the defendant expressed that after he saw Ramsundar holding his reputed wife, he went over and grabbed his hands.“I told him to let her go and when he let her go, he ended up falling towards the fence… we jump in the car and [Vishawantie] holler out to drive to the station,” he noted.“Next thing the Police told me go in the lockup… then a few days later, they brought this allegation of murder against me,” Thakurdyal, also called “One Eye” added.
BY FRED AICKEN: IT HAS been a long long way of 36 years but tonight Donegal Ladies Bowls Team finally cracked it when they brought the McIlroy Cup back to the county.They were up against the mighty Armagh and this was a rerun of last year’s final, when the Orchard ladies beat our ladies by an overwhelming margin of 28 shots.Armagh ladies have lifted the trophy six times and, on current form, the pundits considered it would be a major upset if they failed to add to the total. The Armagh side was laden with talent including five-time ladies single champion, Pauline Beattie, her mother, May Cassells, Catherine McMillen and Flo McNally and Donegal faced a daunting task.Fortunately, Donegal did not read the script the pundits wrote and set off on the team coach with steely determination to write their own script.In the first half, on mat one, D Montgomery, Ruby Graham, M McClintock and M Montgomery did not match their previous campaign form and went down by 13 shots to 4 shots to a very good rink skipped by Armagh’s E Smyth.On mat three, S Bell, L O’Kane, P Eaton-Friel and A Gilfillan had a tight battle with Armagh’s M Cassells and came out with a creditable win of 10 shots to 9 shots. However, the fireworks were occurring on mat two where P Lyttle, K Duggan, L Finlay and V Patterson were in overdrive against the unfortunate Armagh’s D Marshall running out 17 shots to 2 shots winners after the 10 ends.This left Donegal going into the second half with a 7 shots advantage but with uncomfortable feeling of the spectre of Pauline Beattie looming.However, M Beattie, R Hamilton, J Buchanan and Inishowen’s Elizabeth Doherty dug their heels in to ensure the Pauline was only one shot ahead after 8 ends.On mat two, T Jacob, S Finlay, I Duncan and R McDonnell were turning the screw on Armagh’s F McNally, building up an 18 shots to 3 shots lead and on mat one S Alexander, A McClintock, P Bustard and R Crawford were causing Armagh’s C McMillan all sorts of grief by winning 13 shots 3 shots.By winning by 67 shots to 36 shots with two ends unplayed, Donegal certainly gained revenge for last year’s rout and can now be proud of their efforts on behalf of the county. Just look at the smiles on those faces.It says it all.AFTER A WAIT OF 36 YEARS, THE SMILES FROM DONEGAL LADIES WHICH SAYS ‘YES WE DID IT’ was last modified: February 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegal ladies bowls teammcilroy cup winners 2012