Cedric Kersley Beegun, his partner Selvina Bhundoo and Jean Marie Jacquette were arrested last night in connection with the murder of Presram and Indira Sookur. They appeared in court in Curepipe on Monday. They have been provisionally charged with murder.
After the police objected to their provisional release, they were returned to their cells until 2 October.
During questioning last night, Cedric Kersley Beegun told investigators that he and Selvina Bhundoo are former tenants of a flat owned by Presram Sookur. They were forced to vacate the premises and Presram Sookur recently charged him with theft.
The murder was solved thanks to images from Safe City cameras, which were used to trace the Sookurs’ car, which had been stolen on the day of the murder.
Indira Sookur, née Gokool, 67, was found lifeless on a sofa. Her father Presram Sookur, 77, was lying on a bed upstairs. The autopsy attributed the sexagenarian’s cause of death to suffocation. The death of her husband could not be established. On Thursday September 21, Kamini Sookur tried to contact her parents. There was no response. Until late afternoon, she was without them. At around 9:30 pm, she made her way to Flat Rittoo in Clairfond N0 3, Vacoas. Her parents’ house was locked. She managed to open a window, through which she saw her mother lying on a sofa in the living room. She called her several times, but there was no answer. She then called her father, but he didn’t answer either.