Security guard found dead at Corentyne poultry farm
An elderly security guard was found in a pool of blood early yesterday at a Corentyne poultry farm
where he was employed for the past eight years.
Dead is 71-year- old Karamchand ‘Guru’ Panchoo formerly of East Canje and who resided at his daughter’s Madramootie Karamchand’s residence, at 24 Section ‘C’, Nigg Settlement, Corentyne.
According to Karamchand, she and other relatives, including her mother, Iris Panchoo, received a telephone call from ‘Tej’s Fowl Farm’ around 07:45 hrs informing them that the man had died. They rushed to the Don Robin, Number 19 Village, Corentyne farm where they found Panchoo lying in a pool of blood.
“When we went, I saw my father lying face down; blood pouring out from behind his neck”, Karamchand told Kaieteur News. She added that their viewing of the body was short and brief since police did not allow them to go closer.
The woman said that she noticed, too, cuts and chops about the man’s face. His body was removed and taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital Mortuary where it is awaiting a Post- mortem examination billed for tomorrow.
At least one other guard was on duty during the night shift Sunday, according to relatives of the deceased. The other guard, Rudy Singh, of Albion, Corentyne, when questioned by the police and family said that bandits entered the farm Sunday evening around 21:00 hrs and tied him [Singh] up and beat and killed Panchoo.
However, the family does not buy that story since they are accusing Singh of murder in the cold blood. It is reported that nothing was missing from the farm.
Karamchand alleged that Singh and her father had a turbulent relationship whereby it is alleged that Singh regularly threatened “to kill” her father.
“I told him ‘you killed my father’, because my father always give us complain that he [Singh] used to threaten him to kill him” She alleged that Singh punched Panchoo in the eye two weeks ago and that the family, time and again, encouraged Panchoo to quit the job, but he did not.
“He [Singh] is the murderer– is he murder him!” cried out the man’s wife.
Panchoo was described as a loving husband, who only from time to time, used to take his ‘little drinks’. He leaves to mourn five children: Rajesh, 40; Devi, 38; Baby, 37; Dolly, 30; and Naresh, 36.
Efforts to contact the owners of ‘Tej Fowl Farm’ (since they do not reside on the farm itself) and Rudy Singh, proved futile.