Relatives of Trinidadian ,Richie Ramdass, who was shot dead along the St Jude Highway in Vieux Fort on December 31, 2017, want help to fly his body home, Trinidad and Tobago Newsday has reported.
According to the publication, Ramdass’ brother, Ravi, said he would like Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dennis Moses, to help the relatives bring the body back to Trinidad as they could not afford to do so.
The brother was quoted as saying that he contacted Moses’ office on Friday but was told to send a written request.
“This was unexpected and with the current recession this country is experiencing, we are barely meeting our financial commitment on a monthly basis,” the brother told Newsday.
He told the publication that he would like to give his brother a good send-off but he does not have the money.
Richie Ramdass, 24, was one of two men killed around 9 p.m. on December 31, while in a car along the St. Jude Highway in Vieux-Fort.
The other victim was identified as 26-year-old Venezuelan national, Vincente Jose Mendoza Pacheco.
Ramdass was reported to have died at the scene, while Pacheco later died at hospital.
Police found a sum of foreign currency and a firearm in the vehicle, which was exiting a driveway when the men were attacked, according to news reports.