The Tableland love triangle has claimed its third victim.
Devica Mahabir died on Tuesday, a week after she was tortured,
raped and set afire by her abusive husband Anil Mahabir
who went on a rampage, killing her (Devicas) lover
Robin Maharaj before committing suicide.
She suffered first degree burns to her face, chest, back,
arms and legs when her husband set their house on fire with
both of them inside.
Mahabir spent six days hooked up to life support machines
at Cocorite Community Hospital, with doctors offering little
hope for her recovery.
Devicas mother Deokie Lalman confirmed her death at
around 4 pm on Tuesday.
She said she believed her daughter died from a broken heart
as well as from the injuries she sustained.
Lalman said after Mahabir learnt that the stab wounds inflicted
on her lover, by her husband, was fatal, she gave up on
went to see her in Cocorite but the doctors were treating
her and they didnt allow me to see her... Then I heard
that she died, Lalman cried yesterday.
Anil stabbed Maharaj three times about the back, face and
He then dragged Devica back to their matrimonial home where
he cut off her hair, raped her and tried to get her to drink
a poisonous substance.
Devica pretended to consume the liquid but hid it under
a mat in the bathroom.
Mahabir, thinking she drank the liquid, locked the bathroom
door, doused the house with kerosene and then set it afire.
He died in the blaze but Devica, a doctors receptionist
at Chaguanas, was pulled out of the burning house by police.