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Widow says she has not collected a penny following shooting of Guyanese Man – 10th Apr 2013

insuranceThe widow of a US based Guyanese man who was shot dead five years ago here in Guyana, says she has not collected a penny of the 1.5M US dollar insurance policies on his life. The man had taken out one of the Insurance policies just  months before he was gunned down. His wife Devika Hendriques claimed the insurance money two weeks after the man’s death.

The widow told Capitol News from New York, that the initial news report last evening gave the impression that she collected the insurance money after a court ruling last year. The matter is still in court according to the widow, as the Insurance company has appealed. She is not at liberty to disclose what her course of action will be.

The man, Ricardo Hendriques was shot by allegedly bandits who relieved the man of a then unknown quantity of cash he was carrying in a bag. The killing occurred on November 24, 2008. The US Insurance company, MetLife had refused to pay out the money because of the two-year window in which the death took place after the policies were initiated.

The matter ended up in a US Court after the man’s spouse, Devika Hendriques, sued Metlife. The spouse contended that the Insurance Company must pay her for both of the policies.

According to the court documents, MetLife claimed that based on its underwriting guidelines, Henriques was ineligible for coverage with MetLife due to his frequent travel to Guyana. MetLife concluded too that Henriques consumed alcohol, had a history of alcohol abuse and was counseled by a physician regarding his abuse. It analyzed Henriques’ answers to the application questions and determined that he failed to provide relevant information that would have affected issuance of the life insurance policies.

The Matter is still in court in the United States. Meanwhile in Guyana, the men who were arrested for the killing, are still on remand.

Comments (5)

  • Pretisha Subraj

    Devika Henriques (also known as Dee Gopaul) collected money from a smaller $300 life insurance policy and her dead husbands share of their $700,000 house. So to say that she has not collected a penny is untrue. She has just remarried to golddigger Jay P Persaud in a lavish expensive wedding paid for by her dead husbands life insurance policy (see Dee Gopaul Facebook page for pix) and brought another property (112-04 Guy R Brewer Blvd, Queens, NY) with Jay P Persaud and his sister , Regards the larger policy referred to above, she won the hearing in July 2012 but Met Life have appealed. She could still win the case and receive a payout of over one million dollars..

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  • Pretisha Subraj

    Devika Henriques (also known asi Gopaul) is a liar to say that she did not receive a penny from her husbands death. True, in the above mentioned million dollar claim with Met Life she won the case in July 2012 but met Life appealed the decision but she could still win the case. She has already claimed her husbands half of their $700,000 house in Ozone Park, Queens and collected on a number of smaller life insurance policies (e.g. $300,000 a piece). She has recently remarried Jay P Persaud (see Facebook Dee Gopaul) and together they have bought another property (112-04 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Queens, New York,11433 using the proceeds of the pay outs to date.

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  • Pretisha Subraj

    Devika Henriques is a liar! She has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars on other smaller life policies on her husbands life. She used the money to buy herself a new husband-Jay P. Persaud.

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  • Anonymous

    bullishit

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  • Anonymous

    Both are devils in disguised.

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