Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 11:37 by Denis Chabrol
Three days after the skeletal remains of Babita Sarjou were unearthed from a shallow grave aback her husband’s Campbellville home, he and another man were charged and arraigned for her murder six years ago.
Shardanand Naraine, 39, and his friend 35-year old
were not required to plea to the indictable charge that they murdered the 28-year old woman.
Naraine and Punton have been remanded to prison until June 21 when they will make their next court appearance.
While the duo was appearing before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan Sarjou’s relatives, friends and other loved ones were in the court yard weeping.
Police were led to the location aback the house at 51 Seaforth Street, Campbellville where Sarjou’s bones were dug out from a three-foot deep grave between the fence and a watery alleyway.
While detectives were digging up the remains, upstairs was Sarjou and Naraine’s 10-year old son.
Police were told that Naraine drove Sarjou to a remote location where Punton entered the vehicle and they strangled her. The woman’s body was then transported back to Seaforth Street where the vehicle reversed and the body was placed in a bedroom downstairs.
It was later taken out and buried in the shallow grave that had been dug days before.