A mother worried about the whereabouts of her son got the shock of her life, when she entered her son’s Good Hope, East Coast Demerara home at around 13:30 hrs yesterday and found him stabbed to death and stretched across his bed.
Dead is 22 year old Shiraz “Amir” Ali, a cash crop farmer residing at Lot Two,
Good Hope railway embankment, East Coast Demerara. The body, which was face down, could be seen in close proximity to some burnt wires and relatives at first posited that he was electrocuted.
Police however said that Ali was stabbed four times to the back, once to the neck and left side temple. Police sources said there were no signs of forced entry, leading investigators to suspect that Ali’s killer was known to him. The house was also ransacked.
When Kaieteur News arrived on the scene, curious onlookers could be seen in the yard and in the doorway of the blood stained room.
According to the tearful mother, Bibi Hamid, she traveled to her son’s home yesterday morning after repeated efforts to call his phone failed. She had last seen him on Saturday.
“I called his phone this morning and it (was) ringing out. I called the neighbors and them say them come over and call and they not hearing nothing. My mind say, ‘Let me come at the house and see what happen’. My son must tell me where he going if he left to go anywhere.”
Hamid related that when she pushed the bedroom door it was to discover her son’s body. Other onlookers strongly ruled out suicide, but mentioned that Ali had no known enemies. They noted that the youth would attend Masjid regularly.
“(I don’t) believe that boy gun do nothing to (him) self because he nah got no problem, no family nah come in he way or nobody,” one relative said.
One neighbor said he last saw Ali on Sunday burning refuse near to his row of farm beds in his yard.
“Is till when I hear the mother hollering I know something wrong.” He said, adding that he noticed no unusual activity around the house on Sunday night.
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