Suspect in murder of 16-year-old captured in Suriname, not Guyana- Police


Police on Thursday have clarified that the 25-year-old- Ryan Singh- who allegedly slit his girlfriend’s throat almost three weeks ago was arrested in Suriname and not Springlands, Berbice as was previously reported.

Captured: Ryan Singh

“The fact is that Ryan Singh was arrested by Police Authorities in Nickerie, Suriname and handed over to Local Authorities here [in Guyana] and this was initiated at the level of the Crime Chief of the Guyana Police Force,” a police press statement said.

The statement also disclosed that the error came about because the “Divisional Commander of ‘B’ Division was not fully apprised of the circumstances surrounding this arrest.”

As such, full credit for the arrest was given to the Police Authorities in Nickerie.

On July 29 2017, Roseanna Lakhpal, a former Berbice Educational Institute (BEI) student was murdered reportedly at the hands of her boyfriend- identified as 25-year-old Ryan Singh-originally of Eccles, East Bank Demerara.

Reports were that the duo reportedly met on Facebook and they subsequently started living together.

Murdered: Rosanna Lakhpal

Inews was informed that the relationship commenced before the young girl turned 16. Neighbours said they had made numerous complaints to Lakhpal’s mother that Singh was abusing her daughter when they were alone. However, the teen reportedly denied that the abuse was happening.

On the day that the 16-year-old met her demise, Singh and the teen were arguing over his lack of interest in finding a job. Lakhpal had however started babysitting her neighbours’ children on the day of the argument with Singh. The children then ran back home to their mother and complained of the fight.

The accused was reportedly angered by her “nagging” and this reportedly resulted in him slitting her throat, leaving her in a pool of blood.

An eyewitness had related that the girl’s face was partly covered with a pillow as she lay on a carpet on the floor with her neck slashed. He then reportedly flung the knife he used several feet away and fled the scene.

Singh was on the run until Tuesday when he was captured. He will soon be arraigned for Lakhpal’s murder.

Singh has also been implicated in an incident where he almost killed a previous girlfriend, after stabbing her over 50 times about her body. It was claimed that the 25-year-old was never arrested for that allegation.



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