Murdered taxi driver…Arrests imminent following background checks
Police may be closer to making arrests after conducting background checks on murdered
taxi driver Rajendra Puran.
This is according to Crime Chief Seelall Persaud who told Kaieteur News yesterday that the checks “brought out certain things”.
He did not elaborate, except to say that they have led to the questioning of several persons.
Puran’s body with hands and feet bound was discovered early last week Thursday morning in a drain at Logwood, Enmore, East Coast Demerara, more than 23 miles from his place of operation at Diamond, East Bank Demerara.
His white Toyota Raum is still missing and investigators have initially treated the murder as a carjacking gone wrong.
Kaieteur News understands that police yesterday detained a man who operates a taxi service on the East Bank of Demerara. However, a source close to the investigation said that there is nothing substantial to link the suspect to the crime.
“We are getting closer (to solving) in the Puran case. We are doing things to collect evidence along a certain line,” the Crime Chief said.
From all indications, Puran, a former money changer who operated on America Street in the city, was killed somewhere else and then taken to Enmore where his body was dumped.
There are reports that he had picked up a passenger from Overhead Tank Street in Grove on the East Bank of Demerara just before he went missing around 21:00 hours last week Wednesday.
Residents of Enmore where the body was discovered told investigators that they heard nothing strange last Wednesday night or early the following morning, since they claimed it was raining heavily.
However, investigators believe that the killers had to have some knowledge of the layout of Enmore, in order to successfully dump the body there without difficulty.
A post mortem examination revealed that Puran was strangled and suffered blunt trauma to his head.