Duo charged with 2012 murder of Mahaica truck driver

DEAD: Jadish Dass

The man who allegedly paid $500,000 to kill a Mahaica truck driver, along with the hitman, was on Thursday arraigned with the 2012 murder when they appeared at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court.

Nankumar Ganesh, 30, of Hill Street, Albouystown, Georgetown and Amarnauth Gopaul, 47, of Section C, Chelsea Park, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara, appeared before Magistrate Alicia George and were remanded to prison.

The duo was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on April 17, 2012, they murdered Jadish Dass at Chelsea, Mahaica. The businessman was represented while his partner in crime was unrepresented.

DEAD: Jadish Dass
DEAD: Jadish Dass

It was reported that on April 17, 2012, the gunman and others parked a truck on Mahaica New Road with its hazard lights flashing, pretending that the vehicle had broken down.

The perpetrators were aware that Dass, also a trucker, would pass that route around the same time as he made his way to the Soesdyke/Linden Highway for sand. Upon seeing the truck, Dass reportedly stopped to render assistance since he knew the men. As he exited his truck, he was shot twice to the head.

The men then allegedly made good their escape and the man’s body was discovered on the parapet of the Mahaica New Road a few hours later. After the discovery, the dead man’s relatives were holding out that he was killed as a result of the relationship he shared with a woman in the village.

However, diligent work by the Police led to the confession of the crime by the two men. During investigations, it was revealed that Gopaul paid over $200,000 to two men and another $300,000 after the job was completed. The third suspect is presently on remand for murdering his wife sometime back.

The murder was reportedly planned after Gopaul found out that Dass was having a relationship with his sister-in-law.






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