Mining camp manager hacked to death, gold missing
Police are hunting for a mining camp employee who is believed to have escaped with a large haul of raw gold after hacking the camp’s 53-year-old general manager to death at Tumatumari, Potaro.
The body of Ramprakash Deonarine, of Stewartville, West Coast Demerara, was found at around 06:00 hrs on Thursday in the mining camp. He is believed to have been slain some time Wednesday night.
Kaieteur News understands that an undisclosed quantity of gold that had recently been recovered from a dredge was missing.
Close associates of the slain miner believe that he was killed by a man whom he had recently employed and who gave his name as ‘Jack King.’
A source said that Deonarine had met the man in Georgetown some three weeks ago and took him to the interior. The employee has not been seen since Deonarine’s murder.
There are reports that Deonarine and the suspect were alone in a section of the camp watching over a large quantity of gold on Wednesday night when the manager was attacked and killed.
Kaieteur News was told that the suspect, believed to be in his thirties, has fresh scar over one of his eyes.
Deonarine’s body is at the Mahdia Hospital mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination.