Cops search for missing salesman

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 18:00

The moth­er of miss­ing sales­man Shane Ram­jat­tan is fear­ing the worse af­ter the com­pa­ny's van he was dri­ving was found in a ditch yes­ter­day morn­ing with his shoes and phone.


Ram­jat­tan, 24, a fa­ther of two, of St Julien Branch Trace, Rochard Road, Pe­nal was last seen by his fa­ther on Wednes­day night head­ing back to his work­place, a co­conut wa­ter and juice man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­ny.

Around 7 am yes­ter­day the po­lice were dri­ving along the Pe­nal Rock Road when reach­ing the ten-mile mark they saw the Kia van in the ditch in the bush­es.

Up­on in­ves­ti­gat­ing they ob­served the key in the ig­ni­tion, the pair of shoes and a cell phone. The po­lice made con­tact with Ram­jat­tan’s rel­a­tives and his fa­ther went to the scene. He saw no traces of blood in the van.

How­ev­er, one of the two cool­ers that Ram­jat­tan used to trans­port the co­conut wa­ter and juices was miss­ing from in­side the tray. Rel­a­tives said Ram­jat­tan had no rea­son to be in that area which is sev­er­al miles away from his home and work. His work­place and home are lo­cat­ed on the same street.


Ram­jat­tan was last seen by his fa­ther Ramesh Ram­jat­tan, 60, around 8.30 pm on Wednes­day leav­ing a bar not far from his work­place.

Ram­jat­tan met his fa­ther at the bar around 6.30 pm af­ter con­duct­ing sales for his em­ploy­er.

The fa­ther said they drank a cou­ple of beers and his son won a “few thou­sand dol­lars” at the Roulette ma­chine.

Be­fore he left he told his fa­ther that he was head­ing back to work to drop off the day’s sales and the van.

He lives with his par­ents. But, he nev­er made it back to his work­place nor his home. His moth­er Rad­i­ca, 59, said she sus­pect­ed some­thing was wrong when Ram­jat­tan’s em­ploy­er and his (em­ploy­er) wife called in­quir­ing about his where­abouts. “

Her hus­band made a re­port at the Bar­rack­pore Po­lice Sta­tion and the re­port was trans­ferred to the Pe­nal Po­lice Sta­tion. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about his where­abouts is asked to con­tact the po­lice or his par­ents at 654-3001.

Reporter: Sascha Wilson