By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Police in Berbice on Thursday afternoon (July 30) stumbled upon a shallow grave in Skeldon while conducting investigations into a missing person’s report.
The victim has been identified as 76 – year – old cattle farmer Henry “Beminal” Lalman, of #55 Village.
According to information reaching iNews, the man was killed by one of his customer’s, identified as Asif Hamid and who has since confessed to the police that he murdered the man and buried him in the shallow grave on July 27, 2015.
iNews understands that the cattle farmer went to the alleged killer for money owed to him, when he was murdered. iNews has been reliably informed that the accused operates a butcher shop on behalf of his father and collected some meat from the victim but did not pay him the full amount.
The accused has been identified as an alcoholic and apparently panicked, thinking that cattle farmer would have informed his [Hamid] father about what transpired.
Hamid told the police that he strangled the pensioner and dug a hole in the yard and buried the man before covering the grave with a piece of zinc. The victim’s family resides in New York and the police are continuing their investigations into the matter.