Jun 20, 2016 News
A young man is recorded on CCTV camera calmly beating an old woman to death in her home.
Another woman is bound with duct-tape and burned to death in her residence, and intruders hack a business couple to death a few villages away.
A thief slaughters a mother and two young sons in her bedroom.
The skeletal remains a woman are unearthed from behind a fence in a Campbellville backyard.
A retired professor is bound, beaten, robbed and strangled in his study.
A band of pirates tosses three fishermen overboard after allegedly strapping them to an anchor.
Within the past few months, it’s been one heinous murder after the next, with many of the perpetrators seemingly going to extremes to inflict torture on their victims, even when the victims presented no threat.
Such was the case on August 1, 2015, when the battered body of 74-year-old Danrasie Ganesh, also known ‘Carmen’, was found in her Montrose, East Coast Demerara home.
Security cameras at the premises later showed a young man repeatedly striking the defenceless Ganesh and calmly walking around her flat.
Some three weeks later, police arrested and charged 27-year-old Colin Alleyne, of Timehri, East Bank Demerara, with Mrs. Ganesh’s murder.
That murder was hardly forgotten when, on Monday January 4, 2016, a gang invaded the Plantation Hope, West Coast Berbice home of 49-year-old Anita Baichan.
Binding Mrs. Baichan and her 28-year-old son, Moshim Khan, with duct tape, the intruders then set the property alight.
About a week later, grocery store owners Arthur Rajkumar, 81, and his reputed wife, Dianne Chamanlall, were robbed, beaten and chopped to death in their Bush Lot Village, West Coast Berbice home.
Police investigations led to charges being laid against three young men, aged between 18 and 24, in connection with both cases.
Rooplall Abrahim, 24, and 18-year-old Gocoul Madanpaul, were charged with Baichan’s murder.
Madanpaul was also charged with Nazamadeen Raffick, who is also 18, for the murders of Arthur Rajkumar, 81, and his reputed wife, Dianne Chamanlall.
In late September, 2012, the mutilated bodies of popular bar owner Jennifer Persaud, her six-year-old-old son, Afridi, and 15-month-old Jadon, were found in their Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara home.
Some four years would pass before police would announce that they had solved the case. Last April, police charged 31-year-old Abishai Caesar was yesterday charged with the murders of Jennifer Persaud and her sons.
And on the night of April 19, Mohamed Munir, 75, and his wife, Bibi Jamila Munir, 69, were burned alive in their heavily-grilled two-storey home at Good Hope, West Bank Demerara.
Police believe that bandits set the property alight after the victims raised an alarm.
Neighbours had recalled hearing the couple screaming that intruders were in the house and some even recalled seeing at least two individuals on the couple’s verandah. Police are still to track down their killers.
The year actually began with the unearthing of a gruesome killing that had happened late in the previous year.
On October 14, 2015, Dominic Bernard, an 18-year-old British national, came to Guyana…and promptly vanished.
On January 8, 2016, Bernard’s decomposed body was found in a shallow grave at Nurney, Corentyne Berbice.
A post mortem showed that he had been clubbed at the back of the head until his skull fractured.
The victim’s 23-year-old god-brother, Aaron Hing, and 24-year-old Staymon George called Sherwin, both of Kildonan Village, Corentyne, Berbice, have been charged with Bernard’s murder.
And it was last May that a heinous murder came to light and a cold case was solved.
That happened when police dug up a woman’s skeletal remains from behind a backyard fence in Seaforth Street, Campbellville.
The remains are believed to belong to Babita Sarjou, who vanished without trace on November 4, 2010.
The remains were found at the back of the house in which Sarjou’s estranged husband, Shardanand Naraine, called “Anand”, resided.
Narine, and Darryl Ponton, called “Yankee”, were subsequently charged with murder.
On May 12, 75-year-old Pairadeau Mars, a retired professor and remigrant from the US, was found bound, gagged and beaten to death in the study room of his Lot 395 Bissessar Street, Prashad Nagar home.
The following day, police arrested five teens in connection with Professor Mars’ murder. Among them were two girls, aged 15 and 17, and three young men, who have since been charged with murder.
When ayuh will wake up?
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