Almost four years after Prospect, East Bank Demerara woman, Shawnette Savory went missing, a murder charge against her lover has been discharged owing to inefficient evidence.
Thirty-five-year-old Devindra Ramdiah, also known as ‘Duckman’, was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which alleged that on August 30, 2016, at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara, he murdered Savory.
The Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the charge was conducted by Senior Magistrate Fabayo Azore in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Throughout the PI, the prosecution called several witnesses, including Savory’s mother. But in the end, the evidence did not meet the threshold to put Ramdiah on trial by a jury before a judge.
As a result, the presiding Magistrate discharged him.
According to information, the missing woman was last seen in the company of her lover.
It was reported that he admitted to killing the woman and burying her body somewhere in Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara. However, he took police to the location and they were unable to locate a body.
Savory disappeared on August 28, 2016, after leaving her apartment at 222 Prospect, East Bank Demerara, to pay her electricity bill.
The police had issued wanted bulletins for Ritesha Rahaman and her husband Patrick in connection with the woman’s disappearance. This was shortly after Savory, who is said to be the best friend of Rahaman, vanished.
Following this, investigators went to the couple’s home at Belle West and dug up the concrete floor of the one-bedroom shack after they were informed that Savory might have been buried there, however, nothing was found.