By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Errol Khan was today remanded to prison until October 1 when he appeared before Magistrate Zameena Ali at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court; charged with the May 02 murder of Chetram Bharat. The man was not required to plea to the indictable charge.
Khan was also charged with the felonious wounding of the deceased’s wife, Lomattie Ramdat on the said date by unlawfully and maliciously wounding her to maim, disfigure, disable or cause her grievous bodily harm. To that charge also the man was not required to plea.
When Khan heard the second charge read to him he interrupted the Magistrate to ask if it was him alone being charged for the murder of the fisherman to which the Magistrate replied “it seems so.”
The man then went on to tell the Court that he along with Lomattie Ramdat were the ones who killed Bharrat by which time he was cautioned by the Magistrate that he has the right to remain silent in Court.
Khan gave his address as Enmore, East Coast Demerara and told the Court that he is the father of three children, unmarried and works as a labourer. When asked if he was ever charged before the man responded in the negative.
In the wee hours of the morning of Friday May 2, Khan reportedly entered the home of fisherman Chetram Bharrat and his reputed wife Lomattie Ramdat and began hacking away at the two with a cutlass.
Khan admitted that he has been sharing a relationship with the dead man’s wife and they had a problem. He said she defected to her husband which caused him to get upset and jealous. During the attack the woman reportedly attempted to go to her husband’s aid but was chopped several times by the attacker.
After the incident the woman who claimed that she and her husband suffered the fate as a result of a robbery was forced to change her story after residents who are familiar with her relationship with the now accused man began speaking about it and expressing the view that it was Khan her lover who committed the act.
The police then went in search of Khan who could not be found.
He was captured last week Friday by the police after being on the run for four months.