Duo to stand High Court trial for murder of Businessman

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Travis McDougall. [iNews' Photo]
Travis McDougall. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The two men charged with the murder of Dredge owner, Ashok Raghu, outside of the Botanical Gardens, Vlissingen Road, Georgetown, have been committed to stand trial by Magistrate Ann McLennan at the next sitting of the Demerara Assizes of the High Court.

Twenty-two-year-old Travis McDougell of East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme and 26-year-old Pork Knocker Jermaine Otto, are both accused of killing the 43-year-old man on August 18, 2014, during the course of a robbery of $4M, committed on him and his wife Shyrazadi Raghu.

The Magistrate ruled that a prima facie case has been established against the duo and that there is enough evidence for them to stand trial in the High Court.

Jermaine Otto. [iNews' Photo]
Jermaine Otto. [iNews’ Photo]
It is the prosecution’s case that on the day in question, the couple was in their car – PGG 8291 – when they stopped at the traffic light on Vlissingen Road and Regent Street junction. Otto and an accomplice allegedly rode up on a CG motorcycle at the driver’s side of the vehicle and shot Raghu to his chest.

It is further alleged that one of the men grabbed a haversack containing GUY$4 million, but Shyrazadi held on to the haversack when she was shot in the thigh.

Raghu was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

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