Enmore watchman’s murder…11 detained for questioning
- police hope to match fingerprints obtained from crime scene
Police on the East Coast of Demerara are checking for matches between fingerprints obtained from
the scene of Saturday’s murder of watchman Rudolph Narine. Eleven persons have been arrested over the past two days.
This newspaper understands that the 11 suspects, some of whom are well known to the police, were picked up from the Enmore/Foulis District and investigators will try to match their fingerprints with those obtained from the window through which Narine’s killers gained entry into the building he was guarding.
Some of the suspects in custody have been involved in previous break and enter and larceny matters and investigators are working on the theory that Narine’s killers are from the Enmore community and was recognized by the watchman.
Villagers are convinced that the perpetrators are elements from within the community, who timed the movements of the village community policing group to perfection.
Narine’s death has plunged the once peaceful and secure community of Enmore, East Coast Demerara, into panic as residents once again grapple with the second murder in less than two weeks.
The body of the 60-year-old Narine, called ‘Uncle Boy’, was discovered about 06:30 hours on Saturday at the R. Ramlagan Grocery at 34 Logwood, Enmore.
His throat was slit and his head showed signs of being battered. His mouth was gagged and his feet tied with a piece of white rope.
Police Public Relations Officer, John Sauers, yesterday disclosed that a post mortem examination revealed that Narine had a fractured skull and a wound to his neck.
“The investigation has no limits,” Sauers who was recently stationed on East Coast Demerara told Kaieteur News.
Narine had been working at the establishment, one of the most popular weekend shopping spots on the East Coast of Demerara, for the past two weeks.
After killing Narine, the killers proceeded to ransack the business place, before carting off an undisclosed quantity of goods.
But according to a source, the thieves made off with only several cartons of cigarettes and a few other items.
This murder occurred just a few days after a popular business place a few doors away was broken into and millions of dollars in cellular phones and similar equipment stolen.
And just a little under two weeks ago, the bound body of taxi driver Rajendra Narine was dumped in the village, not too far from where Narine was slain.
And a little over a month ago, another Enmore man was found in the outfall canal, a death which is still the subject of controversy.
No one has been held responsible for these crimes.
These recent incidents have sent shockwaves throughout Enmore and while there have been several suggestions as to what is responsible, along with recommendations for its arrest, the blame game is being played out.
Already, the police Sergeant, who was stationed at Enmore has been transferred and police have pledged to intensify patrols in Upper East Coast Demerara area to augment the work of the various Community Policing Groups.