THREE years after Hafeeza Rohoman was beaten and left to drown in a canal at Helena, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD), her reputed husband on Tuesday confessed to the gruesome crime.
Lakeram Harinarine called ‘Ricky,’ formerly of Helena Mahaica, ECD, was charged with the capital offence. However, he opted to plead guilty to manslaughter before Justice Jo-Ann Barlow at the Demerara High Court.
Harinarine admitted that between January 7, 2016, and January 10, 2016, at Helena, Mahaica, ECD, he unlawfully killed Rohoman.
The matter has been adjourned until December 12, 2019, for presentation of the probation report and sentencing.
According to reports, Rohoman was frequently abused by her reputed husband. On January 7, 2016, it is alleged that Rohoman had opted to exit the relationship and was going to live with her parent. Consequently, Harinarine became angry and armed himself with a bicycle bar with which he allegedly struck Rohoman to the head; as a result, Rohoman fell into the canal and drowned; her body was later fished out of the canal on January 10, 2016. A post-mortem revealed that the woman died of drowning and trauma to the head.