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Pundit Bishnu Misir performs the last rites before murder victim Monica Jagroop’s cremation at the Shore of Peace, South Oropouche, yesterday.

Although 72-year-old chop victim Manickchand Jagroop has been discharged from the hospital, he was still not well enough to attend his daughter’s funeral yesterday.

While he survived a brutal cutlass attack two Sundays ago, his daughter Monica Jagroop, 35, was not so fortunate.

Monica’s funeral took place at the Shore of Peace, South Oropouche, yesterday.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, just a handful of mourners, including Monica’s two teenaged daughters, were in attendance. Monica’s mother was also absent.

Officiating pundit Bishnu Misir performed the last rites.

Monica and her sister’s husband Anterro McQueen, 52, were chopped to death while McQueen’s wife, Indira Jagroop, also suffered chop wounds.

The doctors allowed Indra a one-day pass to attend her husband’s funeral last Friday, but she returned to the San Fernando General Hospital where she is being treated.

Manickchand was discharged from the hospital on Saturday, but a relative told Guardian Media yesterday that he was not well enough to attend his daughter’s funeral.

Meanwhile, the 33-year-old suspect who attacked his relatives at their homes at Farmer Trace, Sancho Road, New Grant, on November 7 remains on the run.