|Pastor Kitty cremated |
By LAUREL V WILLIAMS Tuesday, May 27 2014
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REST IN PEACE DADDYAlana Lutchmansingh stands solemnly before the room where her father Pastor Vishnu "Kitty" Lutchmansingh was cremated at Belgroves ...
RELATIVES of Pastor Vishnu “Kitty” Lutchmansingh yesterday acknowledged although they are hurting over his death, they are now looking towards the future as the healing process continues.
“We should allow each other to heal and not dwell on the past. The scars are still there and would remind us of what was. We should not build our memories on that, but towards the future. That is what all of us want...to move on,” Lutchmansingh’s nephew Amos Dadbahal said.
Dadbahal was speaking following a private funeral service at Belgrove’s Funeral Home and Crematorium in San Fernando. The charred remains of the 54-year-old pastor who founded Faith Sanctuary Family Ministries, was cremated yesterday following the brief service attended by family members and friends.
On March 31, the controversial pastor went on a rampage shooting dead his brother Kishan and injuring their nephew Timothy Janitan near Kishan’s home at David Toby Trace off Chin Chin Road, Cunupia.
Lutchmansingh then went to his Las Lomas No 1 home, where he set fire to his house before committing suicide by shooting himself in the head. Lutchmansingh’s funeral service was ordered stopped by police following speculation that the body found in Lutchmansingh’s house may not have been his. DNA tests done in the United Kingdom later confirmed the charred remains were indeed that of the pastor.
“Everyone is relieved that there can be closure now. We can move on with our lives now,” Dadbahal said.
Dadbahal, a junior pastor at Kitty’s now defunct church thanked God for bringing the family together in what has been a trying time. “Even my aunt Allison (Kishan’s wdow) is here. For her to be here at the funeral service for her husband’s killer...it is amazing and I give thanks to God. My aunt did the decent thing...she came to pay her last respect. She had all right not to but she is here,” Dadbahal said.
Prior to his suicide, Lutchmansingh was before the courts on several fraud charges and was out on bail.