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May 18, 2013

Ramsaran faces murder charge


Ganesh Ramsaran responded with exasperation in February when a reporter questioned him about his affair with his wife’s friend.

“What does that have to do with anything?” he asked. “The police know everything. I have nothing to hide from anybody.”

He added: “I’ve been totally open and honest with you from the beginning, and you’ve treated me like some nitwit.”

At the same time, he pleaded with a reporter not to publish the name of the then married woman with whom he had the affair.

“She’s going to get beaten” if her relationship with him becomes public, he claimed. “I don’t want that (expletive). She’s been beaten before.”

He also confirmed in that interview that investigators had advised him that a substance appearing to be blood was found in the van when it was located outside a Norwich apartment complex. He explained in response to questions that the blood could have come from nosebleeds of his wife or son, both of whom, he explained, have allergies.

Ramsaran also said the only life insurance policy he has for himself and his wife “was taken out many, many years ago” through his employer, IBM, and that no changes have been made in recent years.

Cynthia Caron, president of a New Hampshire-based organization called LostNMissing Inc., was retained by Ganesh Ramsaran in January to assist in the search for his wife. Ramsaran had told The Daily Star he believed his wife’s disappearance could be related to what he said was her habit of playing online games with strangers.

“I am pretty shocked here,” Caron said Friday afternoon, admitting Ramsaran had her convinced he had nothing to do with the death of his wife. “He’s the first person I know of who went out and hired a nonprofit to help in the search for a spouse or a child and ended up getting charged by the police.”

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