Belvedere man arraigned for neighbour’s murder

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The man who brutally chopped his neighbor to death on Wednesday last was earlier today arraigned for the murder.

The body of Bhumattie Delall being removed from her home on Wednesday last
The body of Bhumattie Delall being removed from her home on Wednesday last

Jainarine Balgobind called “Boyo” was taken from the court to the New Amsterdam Prison.

Balgobin, 39, of Belvedere Squatting area is accused of murdering Bhumattie Delall, 53, of 351, 5th Street South Belvedere, Corentyne, Berbice on November 2 at her home.

Magistrate Alex Moore told the accused that he was not required to plea to the indictable charge.

Police Prosecutor Inspector Godfrey Platter told the court that the file was prepared and sent to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) but the DPP requested additional information.

Magistrate Moore transferred the matter to the Albion Magistrate Court and set December 12 as the next court date when the police will be required to present a report on the file.

Inews had reported that on Wednesday last, Balgobin went into Deolall’s yard armed with a cutlass, he had taken from the alter of a mandir located next to his house, and dealt her several chops to her neck, almost severing it.

He then calmly walked out of the yard and crossed the street and returned the cutlass to the Mandir. He was subsequently apprehended by the Police at his home.

The cane harvester, who also does odd labour jobs, is said to be of an ‘unsound mind’ and reportedly told investigators, who interviewed him, that ‘his master sent him to kill Deolall.’

During the five days he was in police custody, Inews understands that, on many occasions, while being alone in the cell, Balgobin was heard speaking to himself; sometimes in different languages.

It had been reported that Balgobin has a history of physically abusing his mother and on most occasions, the now dead Delall would go over to make peace.

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