Indian origin woman slain in Trinidad
Two teenaged lovers of Indian origin were thrown out of a speeding car, resulting in the death of the girl and serious injuries to the boy.india Updated: May 29, 2006 22:56 IST
Two teenaged lovers of Indian origin were thrown out of a speeding car by their abductors, resulting in the death of the girl and serious injuries to the boy.
According to reports, Reshma Boodoo and Anil Singh, both 19, were on their way back home from a bar in Princes Town in southern Trinidad this weekend when three unidentified men abducted them.
The duo was thrown out of the speeding car near Palmyra village in Victoria County, Trinidad, moments before it crashed head-on with a pick-up truck. While the three men in the car managed to escape, the driver and a passenger in the truck sustained injuries.
While Reshma, who broke both her arms, died before paramedics could arrive at the spot, Singh is reportedly in critical condition in the intensive care unit of a local hospital.
A friend of the couple was quoted in a report in the Trinidad Express newspaper as saying that Reshma and Singh were like "magnets to bandits" with their big car, fancy jewellery and mobile phones.
The girl's parents said they had not been told of the abduction and only came to know of the accident. '
Singh's parents, who run a trucking transport business, said they knew nothing of how he ended up critically injured at the side of the road.
"We hear all the stories. But we weren't there and he can't talk," Singh's sister was quoted as saying.
Crime is a major problem in Trinidad and Tobago, and people of Indian origin, who comprise 40 per cent of the country's population of over one million, are often easy targets.