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Cops seek relative in Felicity murder

Published: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Chaguanas police are searching for a close male relative of a man who was murdered at his Felicity home yesterday. Channilal Mangroo, 54, was found dead with multiple wounds about his body near a jhandi (Hindu religious flag) in his yard on Dookan Street, Felicity, early yesterday morning.
According to reports a man on his way to work shortly after 7 am saw blood in the yard of Mangroo’s home. Upon closer inspection, he saw his body lying near the jhandi.

A report was made to the Chaguanas police who arrived at the scene shortly after. Central Division head Senior Supt Johnny Abraham said the police were looking for a close male relative in connection with the murder. He said the murder stemmed from a family dispute but there were only speculations, so far, as to the cause of the argument. Others reports indicate that a land dispute led to Mangroo’s death. 

Residents of the area told the T&T Guardian Mangroo, popularly known as “Mouth”, was a former sugar cane worker. He lived with the close relative, his spouse and their children. They said he was already chopped some time ago by the same relative during an argument. “‘Mouth’ left the home and was renting an apartment nearby. Apparently he came back home on Sunday night to check them for something,” it was stated.

A resident who said he went to school with the relative said he was a pleasant fellow who never troubled anyone. “That’s why this murder has everyone in the area confused,” he added. Earlier this month, retired nurse and community activist, Shirley McMillan, was stabbed to death at her home in Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas. Her daughter, Gillian Anthony, reportedly mentally ill, was arrested and charged. Residents of Felicity were also thrown into a state of shock over the death of four childhood friends in a car accident in the area over the weekend.

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