Guyanese teens to be buried together after US car wreck

NEW YORK, United States, Thursday July 4, 2013 – Two Guyanese nationals, who were killed in a vehicular accident over the weekend, will be buried side-by-side, relatives said on Monday.

Meera Dukharan, 17, and Anil Persaud, 18, the parents of a 14-month-old toddler, will be buried on Wednesday.

Police said they were killed early Saturday when they were thrown from the back seat of a car in which they were travelling.

“We would never separate them in life, and we will never separate them in death,” said Dukharan’s grandmother Jina Mangru, 54, who promised to take care of the daughter, Meya. “They were lovers”.

Police have charged Guyanese Madosh Hansraj, 20, the driver of the vehicle, alleging that he had been drinking alcohol at a bar in the Richmond Hill section of Queens before losing control of the vehicle on the Grand Central Parkway.

There were five people in the vehicle and Hansraj wept as he was being arraigned on charges of manslaughter, assault, criminally negligent homicide and driving while under the influence.(CMC) Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)