Suriname police launch manhunt after triple murder

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first_imgNewsRegional Suriname police launch manhunt after triple murder by: – March 20, 2012 Flag of Suriname. Photo credit: mapsofworld.comPARAMARIBO, Suriname — Police in Suriname started a massive manhunt early Sunday morning in a bid to arrest a man who allegedly murdered three persons the previous night. Charles Franklin is the main and so far only suspect in the brutal killing of Ursila Peroti, said to be his estranged wife, her sister Irma Peroti and eight-year old niece Kimberly Peroti, said police spokesman Humphrey Naarden. The gruesome discovery was made early Sunday morning by a neighbour, who at daybreak saw the lifeless body of Ursila Peroti on the road. Subsequently, his wife went to the woman’s house, where a 6-year old girl showed her the dead bodies of her mother Irma and sister Kimberly. After taking the distressed child to her home, she summoned police, who shortly afterwards arrived at the scene. According to neighbours the alleged killer is a drug addict and also a patient of the psychiatric hospital. The victims were reportedly killed with a knife.“We should have expected something like this to happen. This man is crazy. This couple was always fighting, while the man was beating up the wife,” a neighbour told reporters. He further disclosed that in the past he summoned police at least four times when the couple was arguing. “But the next day he was out of jail again and I don’t understand this,” he said.According to witnesses, one neighbour heard some noise at the house in the evening but since it was a regular occurrence she didn’t take notice until she made the gruesome discovery on Sunday morning. Police Chief, Humphrey Tjin Liep Shie, who was also at the murder scene, told reporters that, since October 2011, they had received complaints regarding domestic violence by one of the victims. She feared for her life and filed a complaint against Franklin. After the man was arrested and subsequently arraigned, he was released. He was also under evaluation by the psychiatric hospital. According to the police chief lessons should be learned from this incident. Tjin Liep Shie further argued that a closer cooperation between several social services and judicial authorities is necessary in order to detect or identify possible violent behaviour in cases of domestic disputes. The police chief added that numerous police officers are unaware of the specific laws and regulations regarding domestic disputes and don’t know how to handle such cases.Caribbean News Now Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Tweet Share 42 Views   no discussionslast_img

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