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The truck from which a steel beam detached and struck Rodney Ramsundar, killing him instantly, along the SS Erin Road in Siparia yesterday.

Sascha Wilson

While the police investigation into the death of Siparia resident Rodney Ramsundar is ongoing, the family has already sought legal advice. Heartbroken over the sudden death of the youngest of his three children, Harilal Ramsundar, 70, is adamant that he would not rest until he gets justice for his son.

Ramsundar, 44, of Syne Village, was walking to a nearby parlour along the SSErin Erin Road on Monday morning when a steel beam from a hiab crane truck became loose and struck him. He suffered massive head injuries and died on the road. The truck which belonged to Endecon Designs & Construction Ltd, has been impounded at the Siparia Police Station.

The driver, of Mohess Road, Penal, was questioned and released by the police pending further instructions. Blaming negligence for his son’s death, the father said the truck was supposed to have been properly checked before it went on the road. Yesterday morning he spoke with former attorney general Anand Ramlogan SC who has offered his services to the family free of charge.

In a brief telephone interview, the father said, “I really appreciate this.”

An autopsy, however, still has to be done. The family was told that the procedure might be done today. Meanwhile, the family cannot hold wake due to the COVID-19 regulations which restrict the gatherings of people to no more than five.

Up to yesterday, the family had not been contacted by the company. Siparia police are investigating.