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TWO murder charges have been laid against 19-year-old Antonio Francois, in connection with the kidnapping and death of Dr Rudradeva Sharma.

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Mayoree Sharma, kisses her son Dr Rudradeva Sharma, during his funeral at his family's home at Sunset Ridge, La Romaine, on Sunday. Sharma died in a accident last week after he and a colleague left work at the San Fernando General Hospital and were kidnapped. Looking on are Dr Sharma's sisters Renuka, left, and Meenakshi.

Advice was received this morning by Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Joan Honore-Paul to charge the man with the murders of Sharma and Akeem Marine.

Francois, of La Romaine, faces four other charges.

Both Sharma and Marine were occupants of a vehicle which crashed along the Solomon Hochoy Highway on January 15.

Sharma died at the scene.

Marine, 19, a suspect in the kidnapping, died last week Thursday at hospital.

Sharma’s colleague Dr Prem Naidoo was also in the car along a third suspect.

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LUCKY TO BE ALIVE: Dr Prem Naidoo is consoled by a relative of Dr Rudradeva Sharm, at his family's home at Sunset Ridge, La Romaine, on Sunday. Sharma died in a accident last week after he and Naidoo left work at the San Fernando General Hospital and were kidnapped.

Sharma and Naidoo were earlier kidnapped while at Rushworth Street Extension in San Fernando. The two had completed their shift at the San Fernando General Hospital.

Francois is expected before a San Fernando Magistrate today.

Charges of kidnapping and robbery against the doctors are also expected to be read.

Legal officer Kyrn Lewis submitted the investigation file to the Office of the DPP.

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