India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has sought a report from the Indian High Commission in Jamaica, about the murder of an Indian man, at his home in Cherry Gardens, on Thursday.
According to reports today (Feb 11) in news nation, the minister also asked the High Commission to ensure the best possible treatment to 2 wounded Indian nationals, and to coordinate with the affected families.
The minster tweeted the response after her attention was drawn to a news report that a Vasai youth was shot dead by four unidentified men at his Kingston home, in a case of suspected armed robbery.
Dead is 25 year old Vasai youth Rakesh Talreja of Cherry Gardens.
In a phone call to the Talrejas, the minister said the Indian High Commission in Kingston would follow up the case with the local police.
She also assured the family of assistance in completing formalities and bringing back the body.
Two of the young man’s relatives are expected to travel to Jamaica soon and begin arrangements for taking the body back to India.
The constant spring police still have no leads in the killing of Rakesh, a salesperson at Caribbean Jewellers.
Reports are that on February 9, gunmen entered Rakesh’s home in Cherry Gardens, Kingston 8, which he shared with two other Indian nationals, with an intention to rob.
The robbers took cash and cellular phones, before reportedly shooting Rakesh three times in his back.
The robbers also shot Rakesh’s 2 Indian roommates in their legs, before escaping.
Rakesh was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The other 2 wounded men were admitted and treated.