Security guard detained for rape, killing Cummings Lodge woman
Kaieteur News – Yesterday, four days after the body of a Cummings Lodge woman’s body was found naked at her Eight Street home, South Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, the man accused of the crime made its first appearance in the court and was detained in prison.
The defendant, Ravindra Ramdeen, 47, security guard of 481 Ninth Street, Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara appeared at Sparendaam Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Alicia George.
Ramdeen, who was not represented, was not required to plead to the indictable charge that, on December 10, 2020, at Eight Street, South Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, he allegedly murdered Marilyn Singh named ‘Miss Jean’ , during an incident and rape.
The Thornhill police prosecutor asked the court for two months to complete the file and the matter was adjourned until February 1, 2021 for a report.
According to reports, Singh had lived with her father, brother, wife and step-children. On Friday December 11, 2020 at approximately 08:00 hours, Singh’s body was discovered naked by her brother, Rohit Singh.
The matter was reported and police visited the area where Singh’s body was found. According to a police report, no marks of violence were seen on the woman’s body and she was then taken for post mortem which revealed she died of blunt head trauma and suffocation as a result of hand choking.
While in custody, Ramdeen confessed to killing Singh and indicated that he shared a relationship with her. He is reported to have told police that Singh had let him into the house and they later engaged in sexual intercourse. During a sexual intercourse the man allegedly had, Singh hit her head and decided not to continue, and despite her refusal, she persisted.
After constantly denying him, he allegedly got angry and choked her. Then she left her body, which was later discovered by her brother.
Kaieteur News had reported that the woman was allegedly being abused by her relatives.
Back in June, Singh was the victim of a brutal attack allegedly in the hands of her step-niece. Singh is reported to have been struck with a shovel, which resulted in a laceration to the body and a tooth was left sticking out of his jaw.
She was found lying helpless on the road and was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation by public-spirited neighbors where she received treatment and was later released.