Citrus farmer’s murder… Cops seek former tenant for questioning
Detectives are trying to locate a former tenant in connection with the murder of 61-year-old citrus farmer Bhim Narine Ramanand, who was found bound and stabbed to death at his Garden of Eden, East Bank Demerara yard last Sunday.
A senior official disclosed yesterday that investigators want to question the former tenant after learning that the man and Ramanand had a dispute over money.
Ramanand’s body was found at the southern side of his yard. The victim’s hands were bound with his own shirt and he had been stabbed thrice in the chest.
Ramanand’s licensed shotgun and a grass-cutting machine were missing.
Sources who spoke to Kaieteur News spoke of an individual that might have wanted to harm Ramanand.
The individual reportedly owes Ramanand a substantial sum of money.
A maintenance man reportedly made the gruesome discovery after entering Ramanand’s yard to clean the surroundings for new tenants that the farmer was expecting.
Noticing that Ramanand had not come out to greet them, the labourer began calling for him.
After getting no reply, he decided to search the compound and there he made the gruesome find.
A neighbour related that on Saturday night, between 22:00 hrs and 23:00 hrs, she heard four gunshots near the slain man’s residence. However, she did not think that anything was amiss because the farmer’s dogs did not bark.
She opined that the animals were familiar with whoever murdered Ramanand.
According to a police source, Ramanand was last seen drinking at his residence with three acquaintances. Investigators have not yet located the individuals.