UPDATE: Corentyne carpenter found dead, 2 suspects in custody

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Killed: Navindramauth Bowman

As Police probe the death of a Corentyne, Berbice carpenter, who was found lying on the Corentyne Highway, two persons on Friday were taken into custody.

Dead is Navindramauth Bowman, also called “Altaf”, 21, of Lot 54 Number 70 Village, Corentyne.

Reports are Bowman was beaten by two persons after he reportedly went away with $5000 they had given him to purchase a bottle of rum which cost $1500.

The dead man’s uncle, Mohamed Safraz Noordeen, said he was approached and told of the transaction.

According to Noordeen, he was visited by a villager who is commonly called “Two Feet”, who related to him that Bowman went away with $5000 which he and another had given him to purchase rum.

“He come to me and tell me that Altaf take $5000 from him to buy rum and he aint bring back their money. The second time he come he say that he gone kill Altaf if he see him first… Is about 15 minutes after I telling my sister in front the story and I get a message that Altaf lying down on the road.”

The injured man was picked up by his uncle and rushed to the Skeldon Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. According to Noordeen, it would appear as though the now dead man was hit to the head.

The young man’s grieving aunt, Bibi, related that prior to leaving home, Bowman had asked her for money and she gave it to him.

Meanwhile, an investigation was launched into the young man’s death and Police acting on information received went to a house at Fyrish, some 35 miles away from where the incident occurred, and arrested two men.

Also at Fyrish, a woman was questioned by Police and reportedly told investigators that “Two Feet” and another known as “Ariv” had gone to her house for refuge, claiming that they had beaten a man but could not say if he was dead. The two suspects in custody are cooperating with the Police probe.

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