DPP to decide on charges for suspect in doctors’ abduction

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 13:30

Detectives investigating the kidnapping of Dr. Rudradeva Sharma and Dr. Prem Vijay Naidoo are expected to meet with the Director of Public Prosecutions this afternoon for advice, before laying charges against one of the suspects.  

The 19-year-old labourer of Lady Hailes Avenue, San Fernando, would then be charged and taken before a San Fernando magistrate. 

The suspect has been detained at the police station since his discharge from the San Fernando General Hospital last Thursday. 

The suspects were held after they crashed Dr Sharma's sports utility vehicle along the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway around 1.50 am last Wednesday, January 15th. Dr Sharma, who was locked in the trunk with Dr Naidoo, died.

One of the suspects—19-year-old Akeem Marine, also of Lady Hailes Avenue—died at hospital, while a third suspect remains warded in serious condition. Reports indicate that he might be paralyzed.

The doctors were accosted at Rushworth Street Extension in San Fernando, in the wee hours of last Wednesday, and were robbed and bound by the three suspects, who put them in the trunk of Dr Sharma's Honda CRV.

The suspects were heading north along the Solomon Hochoy Highway in the Macaulay area, when they lost control of the vehicle and it flipped several times. 

Dr Rudradeva Sharma was the nephew of former minister and Member of Parliament Chandresh Sharma.

His funeral service took place on Sunday at his La Romaine home under Hindu rights.

 

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Story by SASCHA WILSON

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