The New Amsterdam Prison brawl that turned deadly was allegedly fueled by an ongoing grievance. This is according to a Prison Official.
Neshan Jagmohan, an inmate serving time for Murder was stabbed to death while his
brother, Ramnarine Jagmohan, also in for Murder, was stabbed about his body by three other inmates, leaving him in a critical condition.
The attackers were identified as Dillon Boucher, 25, of Haslington Village, East Coast Demerara; Ramchand Latchman, 23, of #65 Village Corentyne, and Rooplall Abrahim, 24, of Bath Settlement West Coast Berbice. They are all on remand for murder.
According to the prison official, statements were taken from the injured Jagmohan, and he reportedly told investigators that there was no issue between the trio and them. He related to investigators that it was his brother, Neshan, whom they attacked first, explaining that there was no argument or cross-talk after they returned from court and while they were in the “strong cell”.
However, according to the source, investigators have received information that on Tuesday plans were being made by another inmate to purchase an improvised weapon from one of the Jagmohan brothers to allegedly eliminate Dillon Boucher.
From reports gathered, Boucher got hold of the plan to execute him and allegedly thrashed the issue out with Jagmohan. The matter was never reported to prison authorities, the source said. He stated that this may have been the source of the stabbing, with Boucher believing that the Jagmohans and the other inmate were together planning to kill him, hence Boucher seeking the services of his fellow inmates to retaliate.
Meanwhile, Divisional Commander Ian Amsterdam confirmed with this publication that statements were taken from the inmates who carried out the attack and will be laying the allegations before them. They are likely to face additional Murder and attempted Murder charges respectively.
Additionally, Amsterdam disclosed that, “the brothers were very aggressive towards other inmates while serving and I understand that they dominated”.
Initial reports state that the Jagmohan brothers had just returned from court at approximately 14:00 hrs and were in the “strong cell area” together with other inmates when they were attacked by the trio. Using improvised weapons (jukers), the men dealt multiple stabs about their bodies rendering Neshan unconscious and his brother Ramnarine critically injured.
Prison wardens were alerted by the injured Ramnarine and they were both rushed to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital. Neshan was pronounced dead on arrival while Ramnarine remained in a stable condition.
The Jagmohan brothers were on remand for the murder of Devindra Deodat aka ‘Dave’, a Hampshire businessman who was shot during the course of a robbery committed on his premises.
In late 2015, Neshan Jagmohan had escaped from the New Amsterdam Prison and was later recaptured at an abandoned house in Rose Hall. Following his re-arrest he was questioned in connection with another murder of a businessman on the Corentyne committed early in 2016. The brothers were also named in an attack in January where they reportedly stabbed, beat and chopped another inmate over a cell phone issue. Another inmate was also injured during the fracas.
Rooplall Abrahim was charged in January 2016 together with Gocoul Madanpaul with the murder of Anita Baichan, she was burnt to death during the course of a robbery. Abrahim is also serving time for the double murder of 81-year-old Doodnauth Rajkumar and his wife Diane Chamanlall, of Bushlot Village, WCB. They were discovered with gaping wounds in a pool of blood. They were chopped about their bodies. Ramchand Latchman was charged with four others for the murder, under the piracy act, of Hemchand Sookdeo, in Corentyne waters.
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