Frying pan victim honoured

2014-03-31 00:00

EIGHTEEN lanterns with prayers attached to them floated in the sky on Saturday afternoon, the day Kimeera Raj­bunsie of Phoenix would have turned 18.

The young woman was stabbed and beaten to death with a heavy frying pan, allegedly by her former boyfriend, early this month.

Her sister Ashmika said in memory of her sister, the family did what she loved to do on her birthdays, spending the day with family and those who were close to her.

“Yesterday [Saturday], we gathered at home with friends and sent 18 lanterns into the sky as she would have turned 18. On her birthdays we would gather and have a small party or take her out for dinner. It’s heart breaking that she had to die at such a young age. She had a very good heart and never spoke ill of others,” said Ashmika.

On her Facebook page Ashmika posted: “As you know our Darling Kimeera would have been ‘18’ today, but unfortunately she won’t be celebrating it here on Earth with us, but rather in Heaven with the rest of her loved ones … ‘Happy Birthday Heaven’s Angel’ We love and deeply miss you lots. You are in a better place now, looking down on us …”

Rajbunsie’s battered body was found by police in a stream near Glen Anil three days after she went missing. Her former boyfriend, Sholin Bissoon (21), has been arrested in connection with the murder and is still in custody, with his next court appearance set for April.

The Verulam Magistrate’s Court denied him bail and he was kept in custody at Westville Prison. At the time of his arrest, police said Bissoon had pointed out where Kimeera’s body lay.

The Witness reported that she had a tempestuous relationship with her boyfriend of two years and that the couple had separated two weeks before she was murdered. The couple allegedly had an argument on a cellphone chat service with the last message from the boyfriend reading: “I will come and show you”.

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