Suraiya Gangaram, Seeking Support for Children!

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suraiya-gangaramThe Toronto Star reports: ‘There were flowers outside the door of Suraiya Gangaram’s Danzig St. townhouse on Mother’s Day: pink roses, yellow tulips, a white daisy. But these were flowers of mourning, not celebration.

Police say the mother of three was stabbed to death in her Scarborough home by an ex-boyfriend on Friday.

Officers identified the 31-year-old victim on Sunday, as police charged Lascelles Allen, 51, with first-degree murder.

“It was despicable and incredibly cowardly, in my view,” said Det. Sgt. Stephen Ryan about the attack, who updated the media on the investigation Sunday morning.

The victim was lying on the kitchen floor when her 14-year-old daughter came home from school shortly after 4 p.m. Friday.

Half an hour later, Allen hurled himself in front a Via train near Markham Rd. and Eglinton Ave. E. He is in “bad shape” in hospital, but is expected to recover from his injuries, said Ryan.

Gangaram lived in the home at 193 Danzig St. with her three children, aged 8 to 14. Police said the children are currently with a family friend and a decision will be made soon whether to put them in foster care.

Although Allen dated the victim “on and off” for two years, he is not the father of any of Gangaram’s children, Ryan said.

In 2014, Allen was arrested and charged with domestic assault. He was released, but one of the conditions of his release was that he would not contact Gangaram, said Ryan. However, the pair had arranged to meet Friday, Ryan said, so that Gangaram could return something to Allen.

“You have an individual who has taken away three children’s mother — what do you say to that?” said Ryan.

“I don’t think it gets any worse than that.”

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