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UPDATE: Court tells VC she is ‘perverting the course of justice’

VC says case is taking a toll on her kids and wants matter to end; Ragnauth pleads not guilty to assault
Ragnauth pleads not guilty to charge of allegedly assaulting his wife. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In response to complaints brought to the court, trial of a case against Isaac Ragnauth began today August, 29, 2012, where his wife Parbatei Ragnauth, who is also the Virtual Complainant in the case, told the court that she doesn’t want to continue with the case, which the court interjected and said the decision is not up to her.

Mr. Ragnauth is currently facing charges brought against him by the crown for assault occasioning actual bodily harm to his wife, which he pleaded not guilty to. 

Under Oath, while being questioned by Crown Counsel Janice Stoutt, Mrs. Ragnaugth told the court that she doesn’t remember the incident in details, and she don’t want to press charges. 

In light of this, Magistrate Tamia Richards, suggested that the crown refreshed the VC’s memory with the police statement she gave regarding the incident. 

In response, The VC told the court that she forgot her reading glasses home and is unable to read the statement. She further stated that she has no intention of continuing with the case after which she added that the matter is taking a toll on her children. 

Magistrate Richards then addressed the VC and told her that she is perverting the course of justice, and whether the matter continues or not, it is not her decision but the court’s. 

According to court reports, on April 30 around 1:30 p.m., the VC was handed over a grocery list left by her estranged husband at her work place, and when she contacted him they discussed the expenditure of monies for the business.

Subsequently, the duo had another conversation about money at Mala’s West Indian Delight where Ragnauth allegedly demanded a detailed account of how monies were being spent.

“As a result an argument ensued and Ragnauth went to the back room that has surveillance monitoring for the business and where he sleeps,” Crown Counsel Stoutt informed the court. “He then told the VC that she could not enter the back room but she told him that she had rights because she also pays the rent.”

It is there the alleged assault took place.

The father of two allegedly pushed the VC in her chest and she retaliated by pushing him back. The court heard that Ragnuath then begun to hit the woman repeatedly in the head with his fists. She in turn held him by the neck.

“He then pushed her in her chest and she fell on the bed and the VC kicked him in the right knee. He left the room…the VC received injuries to her right arm, the back of her neck and head,” Crown Counsel Stoutt added.

A report was made to the Police Station on separate occasions by the estranged couple. Both are to report to court on October 16, 2012

27 Responses to “UPDATE: Court tells VC she is ‘perverting the course of justice’”

  • school children (30/05/2012, 07:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    this is a family fued
  • my wiew (30/05/2012, 07:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This couple needs to see Dr. Phill... solve ur stupid petty issues @ home instead of court. Stop hit the woman stupid man.. and woman, ur pissin ur man off by bad spending the money. you already kno he is cheap. you are spliting the rent. ayo cud wuk it out. and next time he hits u, kick him in the nuts.!!!
  • black boy (30/05/2012, 08:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    man down again..deeds bad boys
  • fat head (30/05/2012, 08:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    this things goes a long way look trouble but nothing surprising here.
  • Messy (30/05/2012, 09:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is more than finance people she smart she set up the man fuh geh she man case drop find out the truth all ayou who like news
  • saying (30/05/2012, 11:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Messy, Shot up yo backside. Anyway I think she should have let the man cool off before going to that back room where he is
  • IGNORANT (30/05/2012, 14:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You see the thing is people really dont know whats going on yet they up and down running their mouths saying send him home. People only remember the bad he did but when he always helped others etc., they dont rememeber that. there had to been some confusion before this one and there was but ppl wont say. Everyone has their bad ways but just need help, this man has children that he takes care of. what is going to happen to them when he leaves, does anyone think? I know after reading this many of u ignorant people will dislike the comment but the truth is the truth…..
  • ta ta (30/05/2012, 15:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    this whole thing looks like children melee
  • Rosey (30/05/2012, 20:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    yoh so true Messy this thing gat moe mattar foh de pissle dan wah many know hm ah waiting foh see wha dee climax gon be drama and so GOD is looking on in all of this and wha happen before
    • @ROSIE (31/05/2012, 14:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      u a DOG! u knew what was going on n should have known better than to say that! But wait sweet heart because your day is coming too! N if it is mom who made the other comment, she in for a surprise...
  • ify (02/06/2012, 20:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    They need to send that idiot to jail , he have no reason to hit this innocent and easy going woman at all . she is not his child neither is she his girl friend , even if she is his girl friend . people do get away with a lot of rubbish behaviour in tortola . This is a very serious matter in western world . They need to restrict him from her and ban him from coming close to the business . That idiot do not deserve that beautiful woman, just pray she accept you back . fool.
    • are you stupid? (06/06/2012, 01:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      They going to restrict him from his own business? Stu[pid smh
    • truth (29/08/2012, 14:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      you are such an idot to protray her innocent when she has another man' s child
  • lil boy (06/06/2012, 00:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Woahhhhhhh there!!
  • bad justice (29/08/2012, 14:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This magistrate had her own agenda why she making life hard for these children they will be affected by this bull s*** let the people get along with their business the woman is pleading for her children and this is wrong...gosh we are living in the last day.
  • Sorry (29/08/2012, 16:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I wonder what went wrong here. This couple use to be so good together always looking out for their children. They never should have let it come to this. The children is going to suffer now.
  • Please (29/08/2012, 17:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why this magistrate does not see what she can do t save this family instead of t
    Tearing them more apart ans suffering the poor kids. He need a vision and put her gavel aside
  • sad for women (29/08/2012, 20:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    When cases like these are heard the wife always wanting to drop charges and begging for mercy for the abuser....tis a never ending cycle
  • gg (31/08/2012, 23:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    this hurt my hart as I am so sorry to see this couple going through this....i will pray for the kids

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