Woman who allegedly drank poison after husband assaulted her, dies

A 27-year-old woman who is said to have consumed a poisonous substance on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, after her husband assaulted her died on Wednesday at the Fort Wellington Hospital.

Dead is Sattie Jagmohan of Lot 23 A Cotton Tree village, West Coast Berbice. Her husband, 28-year-old Ramesh Nandlall was charged with attempted murder on February 12, 2021. He was remanded to prison.

According to reports, Jagmohan of Lot 23 A Cotton Tree village, West Coast Berbice, consumed a poisonous substance on February 3, 2021, after she was physically abused by her partner.

On the day in question, at about 18:40hrs, ranks responded to a telephone call from an anonymous caller about a man beating his wife in a house opposite the Cotton Tree Primary School.

The ranks went to the location where they contacted Jagmohan who related to them that her husband beat her and she drank poison. The woman was taken to the hospital.

The ranks were informed that Nandlall was the one who gave the woman the poisonous substance to drink. However, when questioned, the woman maintained that she drank the poison of her own will. The woman later give ranks a written statement outlining the nine years of physical abuse at the hands of Nandlall.

She told ranks that she was at home watching television when Nandlall began using indecent language for her to open the door.  She said he then pushed her into a wall in the living room causing her to fall to the floor. He then dealt her a kick to her chest while she was lying on the ground.

It was stated that while the woman was on the ground, Nandlall placed a cutlass to her neck and forced her to drink a green substance from a bottle. It is alleged that out of fear, the woman drank the poison.

When police visited the couple’s home, two cutlasses were found in the bathroom. A bottle containing the poisonous substance was also recovered.