[www.inewsguyana.com] – A young man was arrested on Tuesday, August 04 by the police for questioning in relation to the murder of 77 – year – old Carmen Ganesh, who was beaten to death in her Montrose, East Coast Demerara home on August 01.
This was confirmed by Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum, who told iNews that the young man was arrested at a Georgetown address. The arrest was made hours after the Police Force released the image of the suspect, who was caught on surveillance camera beating the woman.
The Crime Chief could not say if the young man is indeed the person wanted for the murder, although there is a piece of evidence found during the arrest that is similar to an object featured on the civilian cameras in the house of the dead woman.
Up to midday today, the police could not confirm the age of the young man nor any information as to if he was cooperating with investigators.
The woman’s body was discovered on August 01 with a cloth tied around her neck and a gaping wound to the back of the head. iNews understands that the mother of six lived alone but had several security cameras monitoring the activities of the premises, which she has been taking care of over the years for friends of the family.
iNews was told that the woman was last seen on Friday, July 31 after she completed her daily chores, which included cleaning the yard; however she was not spotted the Saturday morning, prompting neighbours to inform her relatives.
The surveillance footage shows the suspect kicking, stomping and choking the elderly woman after hitting her on the head with a lug spanner.