Three-year-old's throat slit as father murders mother, kills himself in Penal

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 00:00

A Penal man stabs his wife and three-year-old child before killing himself. 

The man's wife is also dead but the three-year-old is fighting for her life in hospital.

The victims are identified as Premnath Ramkelewan and Aarika Bhim. 

Police say around seven this morning, 25-year-old Ramkelewan stabbed his 26-year-old wife Aarika and then attacked his three-year-old daughter Aarti with the same weapon. 

CNC3 understands he slit the child's throat. 

He then hanged himself at their Laltoo Trace, Penal home. 

His wife died at the scene and his daughter is still at hospital.