The Trinidad Guardian / Rachael Sukhdeo, the widow of murdered Central car dealer Sheron Sukhdeo, was arrested by police at her business place, Sheron’s Auto, along the Caroni Savannah Road in Charlieville, Chaguanas, yesterday. This was confirmed by senior police officers at the Central Division.
According to an eyewitness, at about 4 pm a bailiff and a party of police Central Division officers went to the car lot on inquiries about one of vehicles up for sale.
But Sukhdeo, 31, questioned the authenticity of the documents shown to her and became annoyed. She allegedly then used abusive language towards the police as relatives and workers looked on. The police reportedly attempted to calm her down, but she her behaviour persisted and she was arrested for obscene language and disorderly behaviour.
The T&T Guardian was told someone had previously sold a vehicle to Sheron which was mortgaged to a bank. It is believed the bank was due to seize the vehicle over non-payments of a loan and on inquiries realised it was sold to Sheron’s Auto.
A close relative who wished not to be identified, yesterday told the T&T Guardian that since her husband’s murder Sukhdeo has been under a lot of stress.
“She cares for her two children but she is going through more than we could ever imagine and we think that this was just not a good time for the police to come around. She is still in mourning for her husband and is extremely depressed. She needs professional help because she cannot deal with things in the way it has to be dealt with,” the relative said.
Up to press time she was still at the Chaguanas Police Station.
Police, however, dispelled rumours that she was arrested in connection to her husband’s killing. Sheron, 33, was killed in a drive-by shooting on March 26 while at his mother-in-law’s home in Charlieville.
Sheron’s business place at the Caroni Savannah Road was raided several times by police of various units in the T&T Police Service (TTPS), including Stolen Vehicles, Customs and Excise and Financial Investigation Bureau (FIB). He was charged with receiving stolen vehicles and had been out on $200,000 bail on a charge of receiving two stolen vehicles.