first_imgBerbice double murder/suicideAutopsies conducted on the bodies of a mother and daughter who were hammered to death on Wednesday, has given their causes of death as shock and haemorrhage due to fractured skulls.Dead: Dindamattie BehariThe autopsies on the women’s bodies were conducted on Friday by Government Pathologist, Dr Vivekanand Bridgemohan, while a third autopsy was also conducted at the New Amsterdam Hospital Mortuary by the Pathologist on the body of Jainarine Seetaram – their killer – and gave his cause of death as asphyxia. Seetaram’s body was found with a canvas rope around his neck, hanging from a beam under an abandoned house. Moments before the discovery of his body, the lifeless body of his wife, Dindamattie Behari, who was found in a hammock; and that of her daughter Surujdai Khan, were discovered in the family home. Khan died on her way to hospital.Relatives of the two dead women say they will be buried on Sunday. Separate arrangements are being made for Seetaram.On Friday afternoon, acting Regional Chairman Denis DeRoop along with other members of the Regional Democratic Council offered condolences to the family of the two women.Dead: Surujdai KhanApart from presenting the family with items to assist with the wake, the Regional Chairman tried to comfort the 11-year-old boy who lost both his parents and only sibling in the double murder-suicide. DeRoop applauded him for his bravery, noting that he has God on his side. In comforting words, he told the traumatised child that he will grow up to become someone who will be very useful in society.Earlier this year, the lone survivor sat the National Grade Six Examinations and is currently awaiting those results. On the very morning of his mother’s death, she had gone to his school to pay for his graduation.Meanwhile, his sister also had big plans; she was expected to join her husband overseas later this year. Instead, her husband returned to Guyana on Thursday to attend her upcoming funeral.On Wednesday morning, Seetaram reportedly hammered his wife to death while she was in a hammock beneath their Lot 1078 Glasgow New Housing Scheme, Greater New Amsterdam house. Dindamattie Behari’s daughter died on the way to the New Amsterdam after she too was hammered in the head. Seetaram also attacked his 11-year-old son the child managed to escape.The boy told investigators that he, along with his sister, were in the upper flat of the house while his parents were in the lower flat, when he heard his mother telling his father to remove from next to her. As a result, he along with his sister went down to the lower flat to see what was happening. He then saw his father, who was armed with a wooden handle hammer in his hand, hitting their mother in her head.The man then turned his attack on the child and his older sister but only managed to attack and injure the 20-year-old.The 11-year-old related that about two weeks ago, his father accused his mother of having an affair with someone and they had a misunderstanding over the accusation.Meanwhile, the very evening after the tragedy, the property was burglarised. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img