Rice farmer shot as bandits invade family get-together
A Black Bush Polder rice farmer was shot by bandits at around 02:00 early yesterday morning at around 2:00 hrs at his sister’s No.56 Village, Corentyne home.
Krishnadat Pydanna, was wounded in the shoulder and has been admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.
Pydanna said he was at a family gathering, hosted by an overseas-based Guyanese couple, when five masked men armed with guns and cutlasses invaded the premises.
The father of four recalled that he was upstairs resting from the merriment when he heard screams and loud banging. Pydanna stated that as he was about to go downstairs to investigate the source of the chaos, he was intercepted by one of the gunmen who shot him.
He recalled that the gunmen barged into the house upturning furniture while heading to the room in which the hosts, Andy Ramjit and Rovina Ramjit, kept their belongings.
The couple and other family members sustained minor injuries but fortunately, no child was harmed during the ordeal.
Police in a statement yesterday said that they are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at about 02:30h. at No. 56 Village, Corentyne, during which an overseas-based Guyanese couple was robbed by five men, three of whom were armed with firearms and the others with cutlasses.
According to the police Andy Ramjit, 28, and Rovina Ramjit, 23, were with relatives having a party when the armed men entered and held them up. Pydanna, they said, resisted the men and was shot to his left shoulder.
The perpetrators then took away a quantity of jewellery from Andy and Rovina Ramjit and escaped. Andy and Rovina Ramjit were treated at the New Amsterdam Hospital and sent away.
Relatives of the injured man stated that the bandits escaped with approximately $400,000 in cash and $1.5M worth of jewellery.
No one has so far been arrested but investigations are continuing.