Funeral: Family bury boy as mother still lies unconscious in hospital

2009-03-15 00:00

While a young Northdale mother, Pradantha Devnarain, lay unconscious in the intensive care unit of a city hospital yesterday, her family and friends were sadly saying their final farewells to her son, six-year-old Raylin, who was bludgeoned to death with a hammer at his home on Friday last week.

Raylin’s father, Ravin Devnarain, stood by his son’s coffin as more than 100 people entered the church and greeted him with comforting embraces. Family, friends and relatives filled St Luke’s church in Woodlands to pay their last respects to Raylin. The service was also attended by business people and politicians. Young boys and girls aged six and older were at the funeral as well. In an emotional procession, mourners walked around the coffin to see Raylin’s body for the last time. Some burst into tears as they took a last look at him.

“Somehow I think it’s better that his mother did not see him like this. The injuries are horrible,” said one of the mourners.

Devnarain’s recovery was also on the lips of the mourners, who pointed out that she may be able to reveal who attacked her.

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