Suspect in custody over murder of Campbellville father, son- Police

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Deonarine Liliah and his son Gopaul Liliah during happier times

A suspect is now in police custody regarding the alleged double murder of a 61-year-old pandit and his son at their Craig Street, Campbellville, Georgetown home between Saturday last and Tuesday morning.

This is according to a police press statement released on Tuesday evening.

According to police investigations, 61-year-old Deonarine Liliah aka Dewan Liliah and his son, 28-year-old son, Gopaul Liliah – both of lot 25 Craig Street South half Section’ G’ Cambellville- may have met their demise following a break and enter and larceny.

This online publication was told that CCTV footage uplifted from nearby cameras revealed a masked man jumping the western fence into the deceased’s yard.

It further displayed the suspect entering the home from the northern door and exiting from the back entrance, with two bulky bags and a bucket in his hands.

Enquires disclosed that the father and son lived in the upper flat of a two storey wooden and concrete building, facing North at the junction of Craig and Delph Street, Campbellville in a fenced yard.

The lower flat is occupied by a 40-year-old home aid worker- a tenant of the deceased.

According to the tenant, she last saw the Pandit and his son at about 06:00h on the July 7, 2018 in the yard and they spoke to each other.

She recounted that at about 21:00h the same day, she heard the sounds of someone walking heavily in the upper flat.

However, the woman said since then, she never saw the two again.

As such, on Tuesday morning, the home aid worker became even more suspicious after a questionable smell began emanating from the upper flat.

To this end, a report was made at the Kitty Police Station and ranks visited the location.

On arrival, investigators reported that they found the back door ajar.

Upon entering the flat, Gopaul Liliah’s lifeless body was discovered lying face down on the floor, in a pool of blood.

“His head was pointing in an Eastern direction and his feet to the West, with a red jersey wrapped around his head, clad in a grey jersey and a grey boxer. Stab wounds were seen(three to the back, one to the left and right side abdomen, two to the chest, one right and one left),” a police source indicated.

In addition, Deonarine Liliah was seen lying on his back in the living room “with his head to the East and feet to the West.”

He was clad in a pair of white long pants and a multi-coloured top.

His face was also covered with the shirt.

“Multiple stab wounds were seen on his body( four to the front of his abdomen, four to left side of abdomen, one to the lower back and one to the right hip).”

The bodies were identified by Jairam Liliah- the brother and uncle of the two deceased.

 

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