Two men were on Friday arraigned for the murder of Devanand Sanichar, 13, when they made an appearance at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court.
Raymond Wong, 27 and Kevin Sahai, 20, of Triumph, East Coast Demerara (ECD), were not required to plead to the indictment when it was read to them by Magistrate Zamilla Ali-Seepaul.
The Police stated that the two men committed the murder on August 14, 2016.
The duo was apprehended after Police received information that they were involved in the beating to death of the teen a short distance from his home.
The men, along with two other teenagers, were taken into Police custody. However, after the Police would have gathered enough evidence, they approached the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
The DPP subsequently advised that charges be laid against these two men.
Meanwhile, the post-mortem proved that Sanichar died from shock and haemorrhage to the brain, with blunt trauma to the head.
The now dead teenager of Lot 83-84 Plantain Walk West Half, Beterverwagting, ECD, was attending a wedding with his family a few houses from his home when he got into a fight with a group of men over a young lady and left the wedding house.
He returned shortly with a cutlass when another argument ensued, during which one of the men relieved him of the weapon and dealt him a chop to the head. Sanichar reportedly fell and was severely beaten with pieces of wood by several persons. He reportedly died on the spot.