One more person has been taken into custody, as the police continue their investigations into the murder of 65-year-old remigrant, Iswar Mithu, of Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara.
A police source yesterday told this newspaper that a handyman that lived at the residence briefly was arrested at a house in West Demerara yesterday.
The source said that the handyman gave them his whereabouts at the time the man met his demise, but this is still to be verified. Meanwhile, the two persons who were held on Wednesday have been released on station bail.
Mithu was found murdered in the bedroom of his Peter’s Hall residence on Wednesday afternoon. The body was discovered by his only son, Rameshwar Mithu, shortly after 14:00hrs.
The victim who had a hearing defect, lived in the United States for over 35 years had only returned to Guyana about a year ago.
Robbery appeared to have been the motive since a heavy duty washing machine; microwave, blender and television set were all missing.
The thieves gained entry through a kitchen window. The metal grill was cut and several louvre panes were removed.
An alert neighbour had contacted the man’s relatives telling them that she had not seen Mithu for the day. His son had said that as soon as he entered the house he noticed large muddy footprints. When he went upstairs his worst fears were confirmed.
His father was partly nude and a bed sheet was wrapped around his hands and a pair of the man’s sweat pants was tied around his foot.
Relatives have speculated that someone who knew the man was responsible for his death. A post mortem examination is expected to be conducted today.
Only a year ago Mithu’s neighbour, businessman Dewan Roshan, was shot during a robbery at his home.
He died a few days later at the Georgetown Public Hospital without regaining consciousness.
Roshan was shot just above the navel when two bandits invaded his home and robbed him of some $80,000 from his grocery.
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