Relatives mourn loss of poisoned baby at funeral

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Relatives mourn loss of poisoned baby at funeral

Relatives and family gathered at the funeral of baby Salileen Ramsaroop yesterday.

At the baby’s funeral at Boodoo’s Funeral Chapel in Penal, Salileen’s father Sunil wept as he watched her tiny body encased in the coffin.

Maternal relatives of the baby did not attend the funeral service. But while the father shared no words of comfort or condemnation for the woman who took his daughter’s life, Sunil’s aunt Savitri Deochan came to his defence, saying he had been accused wrongfully of abandoning his family.

Inviting mourners to imagine the last moments of Salileen’s life, Deochan said instead of judging the baby’s parents, people should let justice take its course.