[www.inewsguyana.com] – The estranged wife of 43 – year – old Nathan Persaud, whose battered body was found at Herstelling, East Bank Demerara home, has been taken into police custody.
Gwendolyn Persaud is being questioned by ranks of the Criminal Investigation Department, following information that she and her husband were engaged in a bitter property dispute, prior to his murder.
The police were informed that the two were separated, which resulted in the husband relocating to Herstelling, where he lived with his sons; however the couple became engaged in a dispute over a property at the entrance of Diamond New Scheme, East Bank Demerara.
The dispute was engaging the attention of the court. On September 10, the woman was taken into custody a few hours after Persaud’s body was found in his living room with a stab wound to the chest, and his head bashed in with a hammer.
A postmortem examination revealed that the Block Maker sustained some 20 wounds to the head. The police are working on the theory that the murder was a paid hit and robbery was not the motive, since nothing was taken from the house.
According to information, it is believed that the killer travelled to the area fron Georgetown and the police believe that he spent approximately 20 minutes asking residents in the area for directions to the man’s home.
The suspect allegedly had his victim’s address written on a piece of paper.
Neighbours said that they heard the man screaming earlier in his house but they were too scared to enter his home since they were all females.
However, shortly after the screaming stopped, a strange man was seen walking out of Persaud’s yard; he allegedly smiled and waved at a neighbour.