‘Canal girl’ placed ‘sleeping
tablets’ in roti, curry and tea so that she can go to
the ‘Radika’ show
By Telesha Vidya Persaud
A 19-YEAR-OLD who allegedly participated in a scam to have
her parents drugged so that an abduction could have been
effected, appeared in Court yesterday.
Rampersaud, of Lot 28 Geneva, Canal Number One Polder, West
Bank Demerara, was charged jointly with her cousin, Indranie
Devi Shamlall, who did not appear because Police were unable
to find her.
is alleged that between May 2 and 3 last, at their home, they
deliberately and unlawfully caused Naresh and Salima
Rampersaud to be affected by an overpowering drug, sleeping
tablets, put in their food to facilitate the commission of the
pleaded not guilty and was remanded to prison overnight, to
make her next appearance today, at Wales Court also on the
West Bank Demerara, to where the case has been transferred.
Police Prosecutor, Inspector Denise Griffith said Rampersaud
placed the tablets in roti, curry and tea of which her parents
said the aim of the drugging was also to allow Rampersaud and
her co-defendant to attend the ‘Radika’ show in Georgetown
Prosecutor said her parents would, usually, not permit
Rampersaud to leave the house and she had plotted to let two
men she knew abduct them and demand money for their release.
for some reason Rampersaud decided not to execute the plan and
told the men she would get money from a bank and give them.
Prosecutor said, since then, Shamlall cannot be located.
magistrate warned Rampersaud that the crime is punishable by
life imprisonment for a convict.