Priya Ramdin remained outside Meadowvale Public School in Mississauga discreetly taking a gander at a wooden seat which the Peel District School Board engraved in the memory of her late little girl, Riya Rajkumar.
Ramdin has visited this spot regularly in the course of the most recent two years. On this day she has a sign with her that peruses, “Cheerful thirteenth Birthday and Valentine’s Day Riya. Loads of affection xoxo.”
She said she actually battles to trust her little girl is dead and has numerous inquiries regarding the night she last saw her lone kid alive.
“It required some investment for the Amber Alert to go out and that is one of my inquiries, Why did it take such a long time?” Ramdin asked during a meeting with Global News.
It was on Feb. 14, 2019, when Ramdin, who imparted a birthday to her little girl, drove Riya to the parking area of a corner store in Mississauga to drop the 11-year-old off for a booked encounter with her father.
Ramdin said she and her lone youngster went through the morning together, completed their nails, and twisted Riya’s hair prior to taking off to meet her father. After two hours, at 5:30 p.m., around the time Ramdin was hoping to get Riya, she got a call from her ex and Riya’s kid father, Roopesh Rajkumar.
“He said, ‘You won’t ever see Riya again’ and I resembled, ‘Your meaning could be a little more obvious. Also, he resembled, ‘The torment and hurt I’m feeling, you will feel it for a lifetime. Me and Riya are going with my pops,'” she reviewed.
“So when he said that, I understood what he implied on the grounds that his father spent away three years prior. Furthermore, I resembled, ‘Let me address Riya. I need to converse with Riya,’ and he resembles, ‘No, you’ll never address Riya again.'”
She said she quickly hung up the telephone, hopped in her vehicle, and headed to a Peel Regional Police expanding on Derry Road.
Once inside, Ramdin said she told a safety officer sitting at the front work area about the upsetting call just to be informed that it was anything but a police headquarters. She said the safety officer halted a passing cop with an end goal to get her assistance, and the official revealed to her she was not in a police headquarters and gave her the location for the help’s 22 Division station.
She said she put the location in her vehicle’s GPS and left.
“Be that as it may, I generally recall, as a cop, you might have called it in,” Ramdin said.
At around 6:20 p.m., she showed up at 22 Division and told officials her dread.
“I just went there and rehashing myself precisely what he said to me, that he will execute my girl,” she recollected.
A brief timeframe later, she got a call from an official at Roopesh’s home close to Kennedy Road and Vodden Avenue.
“He resembles, ‘We’re at his home, he’s not here, I don’t see his vehicle.’ You know at that point I’m not deduction directly to pose all the inquiries,” Ramdin said, adding she asks why they didn’t stall the entryway into Roopesh’s cellar loft sooner.
It was just hours after the fact, at around 11 p.m. furthermore, soon after the Ontario-wide Amber Alert had been given, that police separated the entryway and discovered Riya’s little, inert body. Paramedics were called, however, Riya couldn’t be saved. The reason for her demise has never been delivered.
Soon after 12 PM, the O.P.P. captured Roopesh in a high-hazard takedown close to Oro-Medonte. He was harmed and at last, the Special Investigations Unit was brought in.
He was accused of first-degree murder, yet after seven days police declared that Roopesh passed on from a self-dispensed gunfire wound.
“I generally wonder like how is it possible that you would take a gander at Riya, and it was her birthday and it was the most joyful day for her, and how is it possible that you would take a gander at her and do that to her?” Ramdin said.
Michael Pulley, who was the acting reviewer of the Peel Regional Police Homicide Unit at the hour of Riya’s homicide, revealed to Global News it’s normal a coroner’s examination will be called into the case given the blame passed on while in police care.
“I likewise accept the case will be subject of the homegrown survey panel in Peel,” he said, cheerful that a considerable lot of Ramdin’s inquiries will be replied to during those audits.
Ramdin said she laments that she was unable to shield Riya from Roopesh, however never thought he compromised Riya in spite of being obnoxiously and truly oppressive toward Ramdin throughout the long term.
In June 2008, when Riya was just four months old, Ramdin called the cop after a battle during which Roopesh pushed her onto her bed at the condo where she and the child resided. The attack charge was in the end dropped after Ramdin said Roopesh persuaded her he wouldn’t hurt her once more.
“However much he was terrible to me, he was intellectually harsh, I generally set that aside, Because I generally needed her dad in her life,” she clarified.
Ramdin reviewed an episode in which Roopesh took steps to punch her. Some other time, he spat on her. Also, during a third episode, he ran over her foot with his vehicle. She said she didn’t call the police in light of the fact that each time he persuaded her not to.
As Riya got more seasoned, Ramdin said she was unable to conceal the maltreatment from her little girl.