Sep 09, 2014 News Comments Off on Man charged in fisherman’s hacking death
Errol Khan, the man who hacked fisherman Chetram Bharrat to death last May and who remained in hiding until he was captured by police last Friday, has been sent to prison pending a preliminary inquiry into the murder.
Khan, who is also known as Veenood Maraj, of Blossom Scheme, Enmore, East Coast Demerara, appeared before Magistrate Zamena Ali at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court, and was not required to plead to the indictable charge of murder which was first read to him yesterday.
It is alleged that on Friday, May 2, Khan murdered Chetram while he was asleep with his wife, Lomattie Ramdat, at his Haslington New Scheme house.
Khan is also charged with wounding the woman with intent to maim and disfigure her.
The police prosecution at the Preliminary Inquiry, which is to be conducted by Corporal Sherlock King, is expected to present to the court a tale of jealousy that led to murder.
The court will hear that Khan and Ramdat had shared a relationship and would co-mingle whenever the woman’s husband, Bharrat, was away at sea.
The court will also hear that on the night in question Khan entered the couple’s house by removing window panes and proceeded to attack them with a cutlass.
Initially, the matter was reported by Ramdat as a bandit attack, but she later changed her story and implicated Khan.
Yesterday in court, Khan, who was not represented by an attorney, expressed surprise that he alone was charged for Bharrat’s murder.
“Why me alone get charge?” he asked loudly while standing in the dock, clad in a pair of three-quarter pants and a vest.
Magistrate Ali then informed him that he will soon get his chance to speak.
But khan continued, “this can’t be, the woman was involved…she murder de man.” His remarks caused several raised eyebrows.
However, in response to questions from the Magistrate, Khan stated that he is a father of three who had previous brushes with the law.
He is to return to court on October 1, this time at the Cove and John Magistrates’ Court.
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