Suspect in No. 70 Village murder surrenders
The suspect in the murder of 17- year- old Sasenarine ‘Suraj’ Persaud surrendered last Wednesday evening at the Whim Police Station, Corentyne. The suspect, ‘Sham’ (only name given) surrendered in the presence of his lawyer that evening and was later arrested and taken to the Springlands Police Station where he was interrogated.
According to Persaud’s mother, Vijaiyantimala ‘Mala’ Somai, she was called in on Thursday for an identification parade and positively identified ‘Sham’ at the Springlands Police Station. “When they bring he in, he started to beg me and apologise and I asked him why he chopped my son and he put his head down and he was shaking his head steady like he was sorry,” the woman said.
She said that the suspect denied chopping the boy. She asked for a moment alone with the suspect and she asked him “why he lied”. She said the suspect said that “he was sorry and was crying and said that he couldn’t help it”.
Meanwhile, the other suspect, who had slit his throat shortly after the incident and became a patient at the New Amsterdam Hospital has since been released. Both suspects are in the remand section of the New Amsterdam Prisons.
Persaud was allegedly chopped and stabbed by the two men two Sundays ago at Number 70 Village, Corriverton after Persaud tried to intervene and prevent the two men from beating up his stepfather Notan ‘Naresh’ Persaud Roopnarine.