By Ramona Luthi
The fourth suspect in the gruesome Corentyne tripple murder was earlier today charged and remanded when he appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
Rakesh Karamchand, 27 of Sheet Anchor, Corentyne, Berbice was not required to plea to the indictable charge which alleged that between July 21, 2016 and July 22, 2016, he murdered Pawan Chandradeo, Jaikarran Chandradeo and Narish Rooplall at Mibicuri, Blackbush Polder, Corentyne, Berbice.
When the charge was read to him in the packed courtroom, the unrepresented accused shouted that he did not murder anyone.
Karamchand was remanded and the matter was transferred to Mibicuri Magistrate’s Court where the case is expected to be called on October 4, 2016.
The three other accomplices identified as Carlton Chaitram, Jairam Chaitram and Tameshwar Jagmohan, all of Mibicuri South, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne were previously charged for the crime.
The defendant was only recently apprehended by members of the Major Crimes Unit, following a tip-off to ranks attached to the Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters, who subsequently conducted a covert operation in the backlands of the Corentyne.
He was also found in possession of an unlicensed shotgun and seven cartridges.
On Friday, July 23, 2016, the bodies Pawan Chandradeo, Naresh Rooplall and Jaikarran Chandradeo, all of Number 73 Village, Corentyne were discovered lying next to each other on a dam at Cookrite Savannah, Black Bush Polder, with gunshot wounds. The discovery of the bodies was made shortly after daybreak by a rice farmer.
In a release, the police had indicated that each body bore a single gunshot wound.