Minister of Social Development and Family Services Cherry-Ann Crichlow-Cockburn, is pleading with families who need help, to reach out and utilise government services in the form of counsellors.
Minister Crichlow-Cockburn spoke to the media following the report of a murder/suicide in Penal this morning. 25 year old Premanth Ramkhelawan was at his Laltoo Trace home with 26 year old Aarika Bhim and his 3 year old daughter Aarti Ramkhelawan when he stabbed them both multiple times before he hung himself.
Bhim has died but Ramkhelawan’s daughter is being treated at the Siparia District Health Facility.
Crichlow-Cockburn said Social Workers are available at the Health Ministry to be sent to citizen’s homes should they need counselling. She said if a further request for counselling by a psychologist is made, then the appropriate referrals will be finalised.
The Minister there are also many telephone services available including Child Line which can be utilised by members of the public. She urged anyone who thinks they may be a danger to anyone, even themselves, to seek aid from through the services