Jul 05, 2011 News
– 14 women slain, eight execution-style killings
Fifty-eight people, including 14 women, have been murdered during the first six months of the year.
Statistics compiled by Kaieteur News show that 19 of the victims died from gunshot wounds, 21 from stab wounds, 13 from beatings, three were strangled, one from burns, while the cause of death of one victim is unclear.
According to the statistics, 20 persons were slain during disputes; there were 14 “crime of passion” murders; 13 were slain during robberies, and eight, including an elderly woman, were victims of execution-style killings. The motives in three of the cases are unclear.
The figures compiled by this newspaper also show ‘A’ Division with 23 murders, followed by 16 in E and F Division; seven apiece for C and D Divisions, four in ‘B’ Division and one in G Division.
Among the eight execution-style victims are 72-year-old Clementine Parris, who was gunned down last Thursday night in her Robb Street, Bourda home.
A property dispute is the suspected motive.
In early July, the body of 21-year-old Clifton Bonus, called Motto, of Silvertown, Wismar, was found on a marijuana farm in the vicinity of the old Mackenzie airstrip. His body bore a gunshot wound and police received reports that he had been slain during an argument over stolen marijuana seeds.
Two accomplices of the victim have been charged.
This is the only execution-style killing that has been solved.
The other execution victims are 31-year-old contractor Carlos Persaud, called ‘Jason’, whose bullet-riddled body was found in Le Repentir Cemetery; Brian Chung, a small-time drug trafficker, who was gunned down outside his Da Silva Street, Newtown flat; former light-welterweight boxer, Linden ‘Buckman’ Mortley, was shot dead on a bridge connecting Festival City to Lamaha Springs; Mark Kandhai, shot dead in his Industry, East Coast Demerara grocery store; and 31-year-old Curtis Texwayne Duncan of Silvertown Wismar, who was shot and burned alive in his car.
Nine of the 14 women were slain by their partners, while three were elderly females who were slain in their homes.
One other woman was allegedly murdered in her home by a nephew and a friend.
On January 3, Saleema Mohan, a 21-year-old teacher, was stabbed to death by her common-law husband. He hanged himself before police could arrest him.
On January 31, nursery school teacher Shaunell Warwick, succumbed from a brutal cutlass beating, allegedly at the hands of her reputed husband.
Natalie Loncke, 41, also a nursery school teacher, was stabbed to death by her partner during a quarrel at her Norton Street, Wortmanville home
Ramdarrie Rajpattie, 57, of Laluni, on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway, was beaten to death by her reputed husband; while 20-year-old Farida Ramdeen, called ‘Susie’, was allegedly slain by her lover and dumped in a canal on the Houston Estate.
Sonobia James was stabbed to death outside the Red Dragon nightspot during a dispute with another woman, while Special Constable Neibert Isaacs-Bacon, was beaten to death and dumped in a canal in ‘D’ Field, Sophia.
On May 24, 58-year-old Sharanie Doobay was beaten to death with a hammer in her Echilibar Villas, Campbellville home. A nephew of the victim and one of his friends were subsequently charged.
Less than 24 hours later, 38 year-old Susilla Latchman called ‘Devika’ of Lot 48 Garden of Eden was chopped to death by her husband, 45-year-old Satchitanand Latchman.
After chopping his wife, the man then ingested a poisonous substance and set fire to their home.
He died the following day.
Then at Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, 42-year-old Verone Patois was allegedly bludgeoned to death. Initially, her lover, Suresh Persaud, a hire car driver in the town was the suspect. But the police have since released him.
In late May, Seema Singh was hacked to death by a man at Mahaica, East Coast Demerara.
The women who died at the hands of robbers are 68-year-old Prampattie Ramsundar called ‘Auntie Daro’, who was slain in her home at Enmore, East Coast Demerara; 74-year-old Khirul Najidam, called Babloo Saddick, whose bound and gagged body was found in a store room located in the lower flat of her 1215 Gaulding Place home, and 68-year-old Sukhdai Ramkilaum, called ‘Mama Rose’ and ‘Rosaline,’ who was found in a pool of blood in the bedroom of her Lot 80 Vryheid’s Lust North residence.
Her throat had been slit and her home was ransacked.
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