Sunday, 14th July 2024

Trinidad: Police kill 4 men accused of Anisha Hosein-Singh’s kidnapping

It is believed that the men kept Hosein-Singh captive at a shack in the forested area where they were killed yesterday by police officials. 

Tuesday, 9th July 2024

Police kill 4 men accused of Anisha Hosein-Singh's kidnapping

Trinidad and Tobago: The police officials on Thursday confirmed that four men were killed in the St Augustine area around 9:45 am. The four were among several others wanted for the kidnapping of Anisha Hosein-Singh on May 18. 

It is believed that the men kept Hosein-Singh captive at a shack in the forested area where they were killed yesterday by police officials. 

During a press conference which took place near the scene, police stated she had been retrieved on Wednesday night. Officer Suzette Martin said that over the days, the team intensified their work through intelligence and on Wednesdaypassersby in the area of Caroni, the cremation site, found the hostage. 

Martin added that she was taken to the Saint Joseph Police Station, where she would seek medical attention and the victim witness support was contacted and she is doing fine.

The officer noted that part of this intelligence led team was at the forest, Upper Saint Michael’s Road, St John’s Road and around 9 45 am, a gunfire ensued in the forest following which four kidnappers were found dead. 

Following their killing, Suzette Martin noted, “I want to say that we are here to protect and serve Trinidad and Tobago, and I’m happy that the kidnap victim is safe and we will continue inquiries into this investigation.

The senior police officials from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Services (TTPS) believe kidnapped doubles vendor Anisha Hosein-Singh was released by her abductors after intense investigations “spooked” them.

According to the information, Anisha was abducted five days ago and she was found on the road near the Caroni cremation site. A passer-by saw her and took her to the St Joseph Police Station. It is being said that the victim was released following the payment of a ransom by her family members. 

As the news of the kidnapper’s killing spread online, people are commending the TTPS for their swift action.