The death of a mother and daughter in Claxton Bay on Friday evening is currently engaging the attention of police and has left a peaceful community in a state of mourning.
The circumstances surrounding the deaths are still unknown but reports state that the bodies of Savitri Sooklal and her daughter, Arianna Sangeeta Balgobin, were discovered with gunshots at their home at Soledad Road North, Claxton Bay around 6:30pm.
Pointe-a-Pierre MP David Lee, who knew both mother and daughter, wrote on social media: I have just learnt of the heartbreaking deaths of Savitri Sooklal and Ariana Sandeepa Balgobin of Soledad Road North in my constituency.
They were two lovely and kind hearted individuals. They were key members of our community given the kindness they offered those around them. They were always willing to help and support others in the community.
We have lost two genuine souls, a true mother in Savitri and daughter in Sandeepa.
I offer my condolences to their loved ones as well as the community which is surely broken by these circumstances.
I hope those responsible are apprehended and brought to justice.”