Man charged for ex-wife’s murder

clubbed his wife to death on Old Year’s day, was charged on Thursday with the indictable offence of murder.

Amanda Persaud, the Parika, East Bank Essequibo woman killed by Lalaram, was beaten with a piece of wood he picked up from the road on December 31, 2023.

Lalaram made his appearance at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Zamilla Ally-Seepaul.

He was not required to plea to the charge when it was read to him and was remanded to prison. The matter was adjourned to February 02, 2024.

A video recording of the incident was shared with Police, revealing the horrific details.

Police headquarters said that Lallaram, a 39-year-old mason of Parika Façade, was on an electric scooter when he approached Persaud, 25.

The two got into a heated argument and the man came off of the scooter, picked up a piece of wood from the roadside and lashed the victim to her head, causing her to fall to the ground.

He then allegedly stood over her and lashed her to the face multiple times with the wood, leaving her in a bloodied state.

The entire ordeal was recorded by a resident in the area. The suspect dropped the wood and made good his escape on the scooter, but he stopped a short distance away and hid in a clump of bushes.

The Police were immediately summoned by residents. The man’s hideout was made known and he was arrested and taken to the Parika Police Station. The piece of wood was also collected by Police.