Police still investigating Kitty murder
Detectives are still following up several leads in the execution style murder of Kitty taxi driver Balram Jadoonauth called “Sanjay”. Jadoonauth, 24, was killed almost two weeks ago by a gunman who ambushed and shot him in front of his Dennis Street, Campbellville home.
Sources close to the investigation said that they have questioned several associates close to the victim. This newspaper understands that the police have a fair idea of who might be behind the killing but they lack the evidence to prove it.
The police source explained that they will continue to investigate the matter until justice is served.
Police had detained an East Coast Demerara man after he reportedly admitted to threatening to kill Jadoonauth over an affair Jadoonauth was having with his wife. The police said that they were working on the theory that Jadoonauth was slain because of that relationship.
Kaieteur News understands that checks of the man’s phone records revealed that he had contacted Jadoonauth on numerous occasions. A source said that the last phone calls were made just a few days before Jadoonauth was slain.
According to sources, the husband admitted to the police that he had threatened to kill Jadoonauth over the affair between his wife and Jadoonauth. He reportedly said that he had even complained to Jadoonauth’s parents.
Jadoonauth, a GR Taxi Service employee, was reportedly shot in the back shortly after arriving home in his car. Relatives are certain that robbery was not a motive, since the young man was still wearing his gold chain and rings. He also had all his money in his wallet.
The dead man’s sister, Ranuka Azeez, had stated that her brother left the taxi service and went home. The woman told Kaieteur News that family members heard gunshots, but assumed that a car was backfiring.
She said that it was only after police ranks came to her parents’ home, that the family became aware of what happened. The woman said she was told that after he was shot, he managed to drive away.
However, Jadoonauth crashed into a light pole a short distance away from his home. Kaieteur News was told that residents called the police and ambulance.