She said before she could do
anything, the suspect snatched her from behind and
told her that he wanted the two of them "to go
away far." She said she was afraid that he would
turn the gun on her so she agreed to go with him.
She said as he attempted to flee
with her through an abandoned rice field behind the
house - from where he apparently entered - he told her
"ah gon carry yuh behind there and buss yuh
The woman said he held onto her
hand and dragged her to the back and said "ah gon
shoot you and shoot meself. But me grab the gun and he
try to tek it away from me. We start fuh scramble and
roll pon de ground."
She said her attacker rolled among
some bushes and she took the opportunity to run but he
pursued her and grabbed her hair. She jerked away and
strands of her hair got entangled between his fingers.
She said he again threatened to
shoot her and she told him to go ahead and "shoot
me." But as luck would have it, the hair in his
hands prevented him from pulling the trigger. He then
turned back and bolted through the rice field.
Zulikha, who suffered bruises on
her right hand and other parts of her body during the
scuffle, said relatives and other persons living
nearby witnessed the incident but they were afraid to
intervene because the attacker had a gun.
She admitted to this newspaper that
she and the suspect shared a relationship for a few
years but said she ended it five months ago. However,
her younger, jilted lover kept calling her cellular
phone. She said she ignored all his calls and would
even turn the phone off to avoid him.
She learnt that her attacker was
drinking with his friends earlier and said that was
the only reason she managed to overpower him. "If
he wasn't drunk ah woulda never manage him and he
woulda shoot me," she stated. She said that when
they were together the suspect was abusive but she
always tried to fight back.
She said in the past he threatened
to kill her, her husband and her son and she reported
the threats to the Albion Police Station but they
never took any action.
Her daughter, Zorifa told this
newspaper on the day of the incident the man called
twice on her mother's phone but she disconnected the
calls on both occasions.
According to Zulikha, as she and
Razack were going to pick up the bricks they passed
the suspect standing on the street. Reports are that
he returned home and told his wife and father that he
was "going to shoot two birds," when in fact
he premeditated to follow the couple and attack them.
Zorifa said shortly after her
parents left home she got a message that her mother
was calling her "right away." She said she
saw a crowd and thought that her mother and the
suspect had a fight again or that he had a problem
with her father.
But she said when she entered the
yard she saw her father lying face down in a pool of
blood with his feet pulled up slightly and she started
In tears the girl told this
newspaper, "My father did not deserve to die like
this. He was a quiet and good man; he never troubled
anybody." She said even when the suspect would
try to pick a fight with her father he would just walk