Opposition Leader mourns death of former Youth Parliamentarian

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has offered condolences to the family of 24-year-old Kimberly Teelucksingh who was found hanging at her Princes Town home yesterday.

Teelucksingh was an Opposition member of the Trinidad and Tobago Youth Parliament in 2010 and also served as a Youth Ambassadors of Trinidad and Tobago.

She was a former Miss India Trinidad and Tobago finalist in 2013.

She was due to graduate from the University of the West Indies today. She was a law student who pursued studies in political sciences.

Persad-Bissessar described her death as “a tragic end to the life of such a promising young woman.” 

“I was deeply saddened to learn of Kimberly’s passing,” Persad-Bissessar said.

“I recall meeting Kimberly during her time as a Youth Parliamentarian, shortly after I became Prime Minister in 2010. I was struck by her intelligence, drive and determination to succeed, and I applauded her for her resolve to enter the field of politics,” Persad-Bissessar said.

 “On behalf of the Opposition and on my own behalf, I want to extend my deepest sympathy to Kimberly’s family, friends and mentors,” the Opposition Leader said.   

Teelucksingh's body was discovered by relatives hanging from a rafter of a bedroom at around 5.50 pm.