On Tuesday, members of the Major Crime Unit (MCU) following new leads, arrested the owner of the land at Cookrite Savannah, Black Bush Polder where the bodies were discovered. The rice farmer is also a licensed firearm owner. His shotgun was on Tuesday sent for ballistic testing following autopsies on the bodies on Monday.
Police in Berbice have arrested three more persons as they move closer to putting the pieces together on what led to the death of three Corentyne men last week.
Pawan “Surish” Chandradeo, 37, died from shock and haemorrhaging following a laceration to the head and a fractured skull. Autopsies performed on the bodies of Jaikarran “Kevin” Chandradeo, 15, and Narish “Mice” Rooplall, 33, gave their cause of death as shock and haemorrhaging caused by a gunshot wound.
Meanwhile, the licensed firearm owner and two of his workers were taken into custody on Tuesday. One of the workers reportedly had a relationship with the woman Pawan Chandradeo married on July 5, 2016.
Chandradeo and the woman had four children together prior to their marriage, while the woman and one of the men in custody also share a child.
Police on Tuesday also released seven of the ten men who were in custody assisting with the investigation on $50,000 station bail each.
The bodies of Pawan Chandradeo of Lot 163 Mibicuri Black Bush Polder; his son Jaikarran and his brother-in-law Rooplall, of Number 73 Village, Corentyne are expected to be laid to rest on Wednesday.