Relatives of Roopchand Darshan, a taxi driver from Enmore, East Coast Demerara, who was murdered in 2014, have expressed disappointment at what they deemed a “slow-paced” investigation in finding Darshan’s murderer.
In March of 2014, 24-year-old Darshan was found slouched over the steering wheel of his car along the Railway Embankment at the Strathspey, East Coast Demerara.
According to the dead man’s family, in the more than two years since his demise, they have never received any information from the Police pertaining to the case. Darshan’s mother said that it has proved to be added stress as she was restlessly awaiting justice for her son.
The woman stated that she was still hurting from the memory of the night that she found her son dead in his car. She also highlighted that since his death she has had many sleepless nights knowing that his killer was out there walking free while her son was “six feet under”.
It was reported that Darshan was working late that night when two young men, who had exited a minibus, requested that he take them into the Enmore New Scheme.
Darshan was last seen alive exiting the scheme by another driver later that night. Around 10:50h on March 29, 2014, he was found in his vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head.
There was speculation that his killing might have been the result of an argument he had several days before with another man at a gas station.
His mother stated that when he was discovered in his car, nothing was noticed to be missing, adding that the car was purchased a few weeks prior to the incident.