BY RESHMA RAGOONATH
Worried friends and relatives of kidnapped nine-year-old Neisha
Seetaram combed the Tabaquite forest yesterday, searching
for clues that may lead to the girls rescue.
Her frantic father Ishwarlal Seetaram said the search was
unsuccessful, since they found not even a trace of his daughter.
Neisha was snatched around 7.15 on Wednesday evening at her
uncles Tabaquite home.
The Tabaquite Presbyterian school student was sitting at a
table doing homework, when three armed men dressed in camouflage
army clothes stormed into the house.
The men asked for her uncle Winston, but snatched her instead.
Yesterday, her father begged for his daughters safe
I want them to let her go. I dont know if she
eating, sleeping or bathing. I hope they are not torturing
her or doing her anything, he sobbed.
Ishwarlal reissued his call for the release of a national
security helicopter to help search the area for the missing
The part-time labourer is calling on Minister of National
Security Martin Joseph to deploy police to search for his
She is my only girl.
He said the family had not received any calls from the kidnappers
since Thursday night.
Police sources said Neishas kidnappers had demanded
a $500,000 ransom for her safe release.
But Ishwarlal denied that any ransom demand was made on Thursday.
So far, they have not called us. I dont know if
they have she in a house or in a hole. The police have nothing
yet; no clues, he said.
The brutal murder of missing Siparia teenager Radha Pixie
Lachkan, whose remains were found in a shallow grave a short
distance from her Quarry Village, Siparia home, adds to the
worry of the Seetaram family.
But we trying not to think of that. We thinking God
will send her back to us alive, whole and well. We praying
and hoping they let her go and dont harm her,
He said his wife Marjorie Marchand was not doing well since
their daughters kidnapping.