Ganesh Dhanraj, wanted by police in connection with the strangulation of his reputed wife on Wednesday, was on Sunday morning shot by police in Parika, East Bank Essequibo, and is presently in custody, assisting with investigations.Police reportedly caught up with the 28-year-old Dhanraj, also known as “Andre”, at about 02:00hrs on Sunday, but had to open fire on the fugitive in order to effect his arrest. Having sustained gunshot injury to his right arm, he was subsequently taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, where he was treated before beingNabbed: Ganesh Dhanrajreleased into police custody.This newspaper had previously reported that Dhanraj had allegedly strangled 29-year-old Dhanwattie Ram, his reputed wife, with a bed sheet on Wednesday morning.The mother of three was said to have suffered abuse at the hands of Dhanraj for approximately 12 years. Determined to end the reported verbal and physical abuse at the hands of the man she had trusted to protect her, Ram had left Dhanraj’s home with her three children four days prior to her death, and had gone to live with her relatives in Parika. However, on Tuesday evening, the accused visited the home where Ram was staying and demanded that she return home with him. She reportedly refused, and this angered him to the point where he allegedly physically assaulted her before leaving the premises.On Wednesday morning, the woman was on her way to report the assault to the police station when the suspect reportedly intercepted and forced her into his vehicle, taking her to his home. Neighbours heard her screams as the man assaulted her in his house, but upon entering the yard, they saw him running towards the Parika backdam.Ram’s lifeless body was subsequently found in a sitting position on a chair, with a sheet knotted around her neck.
Gardai are hunting a lone raider who robbed and beat an 80 year old pensioner in her Donegal home.Raider attacked pensioner in her home in Letterkenny.The woman, who lived alone, was set upon in the early hours of yesterday morning.She received minor injuries but had to be hospitalised as a result of her ordeal. The incident happened in the Glencar area of Letterkenny just after 5am this morning.The man got away with a sum of cash and also some jewellery.It is the latest in a series of raids in Letterkenny and across Co Donegal in recent weeks.Last week a number of houses were raided in the Wolfetone Place area of the town. Mayor of Letterkenny, Cllr Pascal Blake said he is disgusted and horrified that yet another attack has happened in his town.“I am disgusted to hear that this kind of disgusting and cowardly attack has taken place in our town.“The woman was set upon and is seriously traumatised and will have to spend time in hospital but hopefully she will be okay.“The problem is that elderly people rarely get over these ordeals and they will be haunted by these kind of attacks for the rest of their lives.“This behaviour is completely out of hand. “I’m very concerned for older people living alone with no family living near them. It is horrific for people to be living alone now in fear and not knowing when they will be attacked,” he said.OUTRAGE AS PENSIONER HOSPITALISED AFTER ROBBERY IN HER HOME was last modified: September 29th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cllr Pascal BlakeGardaiglencarraiderrobbery
Leaving behind big city life to start making classic New Zealand pies halfway around the world might seem like a bold choice, but for Rajeev Bajwa and his family, it’s one they’ve never regretted.After 17 years in New Zealand, and several of those in Rotorua, Bajwa, 47, became a New Zealand citizen this week.His wife, Seema, 42, is also planning to become a citizen this year.The pair, originally from India, moved to New Zealand in 2001, while Seema was seven months pregnant with their first child.Read it at NZ Herald Related Items