PORT OF SPAIN –– A touch of madness, rage and arrogance was the recipe that led Anand Rajkumar’s killer to senselessly stab him to death on Saturday morning, according to Rajkumar’s relatives.
A report stated that Rajkumar, 36, of Standard Road, Fyzabad, was liming a stone’s throw away from his home at Indra’s Bar around 3:20 a.m. As the bar was about to close, another patron met him in the car park and began to chase him with a knife.
An eyewitness told police that when the suspect caught Rajkumar, he stabbed him twice in his left-side torso and back before getting into his car and driving off. The suspect was identified as a man from San Francique and despite searches by police, yesterday, he remained in hiding.
At the family’s home yesterday, his sister Meera said he was at the bar while another villager and the suspect were gambling with cards. She said it appeared that the man was losing. With the bar closing, Rajkumar walked outside and the suspect followed some time after.
She said as the suspect reached his car, he saw Rajkumar and started to chase him around the car. She said the other card player was inside the bar when the owner closed the door. She said relatives got the news shortly after but by the time they reached the spot, Rajkumar lay dead in the car park.
“The witness at the bar said my brother had nothing to do with that man. People from the area know him to be arrogant and he probably got in a rage and stabbed my brother. He came with that knife like he had some intentions,” Meera said.
His mother Pooloo Rajkumar said she last saw him alive around 5 p.m. when he left home to lime by another bar in the area. She said no one knew where he was until they got the sad news.
“The gas truck came around 5 o’clock and he came outside and got it for me. He came back home, lie down for a while, then he got up, bathe and told me he was going for a walk. He left and went by Annie’s Bar and drank two beers. I did not know he went up by that other bar,” Pooloo said.