Dumped body of US-based citizen…Third woman held with slain man’s wedding ring
- victim laid to rest at Blankenburg
Police have detained a third woman as they step up efforts to apprehend the remaining suspects in the murder of US-based Guyanese Abdool Shakeel Majid, whose battered body was dumped on the Number 56 Village, Corentyne foreshore last month.
Kaieteur News understands that the woman, a Corentyne resident, was taken into custody on Wednesday after she was found in possession of the slain man’s wedding ring.
A source said that a relative of the murdered man positively identified the diamond-studded ring.
According to reports, the woman claimed that she got the jewellery from her husband.
She is said to be a relative of Seerojonie Permaul, called “Usha,” of 52 Belvedere Housing Scheme, Corentyne, Berbice, who, along with Majid’s wife, Hemwattie Abdulla, has been charged with his murder.
Police are looking for the woman’s husband and another man, since there is information that they played a major part in the crime.
Relatives disclosed that Majid was laid to rest yesterday at Blankenburg, West Coast Demerara.
Majid’s wife, 37-year-old Hemwattie Abdulla, also known as Anita Nazeema Khan, of Albion, Corentyne, and of 116-02 132nd Street South Ozone Park, New York, USA, and Seerojonie Permaul, were charged on Tuesday.
They were further remanded on Wednesday after making a second appearance in the Number 51 Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Krishandat Persaud.
It is alleged that on April 26, last, at No 63 Beach, the accused murdered Abdool Shakeel Majid, 43, a citizen of the United States of America.
Majid’s body, with scalp missing, was found on April 27 at the Number 56 Village, Corentyne foreshore. The remains were only identified on May 16, last, when the victim’s brother visited Guyana.
Following investigations, police impounded a car that was suspected to have been used to transport Majid’s remains.
Close relatives of the victim said that 43-year-old Majid had taken out a million-dollar insurance policy in the United States last March. He had also been awarded a hefty settlement after being injured in an accident.
Majid’s wife was taken into custody on Sunday after she turned up at the New Amsterdam Police Station, allegedly to identify her husband’s body.
Abdool Haseeb Majid, the slain man’s brother, revealed that the victim and prime suspect got married last December. After the marriage, the wife reportedly made frequent visits to Guyana.