Three, including teen, remanded for Corentyne labourer’s murder


Three males- including a teenager- were on Tuesday morning remanded when they appeared before Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh at the Springlands Magistrate’s Court to answer to the charge of murder.

44-year-old Bharrat Ramsaywak, and his two sons- 19-year-old Mohanlall Sewsankar and a 16-year-old- all of Number 55 Village, Corentyne, Berbice were not required to plead to the indictable charge which alleged that between October 2, 2017, and October 6, 2017, they murdered 21-year-old Mahendra Ghani of Bloomfield Village, Corentyne Berbice.

Murdered: Mahendra Ghani

The teenager was remanded to the Juvenile Detention Centre while his brother and father were sent to Prison.

The matter was transferred to the Number 51 Magistrate’s Court and the trio are expected to re-appear on October 18, 2017.

INews had previously reported that the discovery of burnt, and dismembered bones belonging to Ghani were discovered at a burial ground in Number 55 Village on Friday last.

The 21-year-old labourer was last seen by his relatives on October 2, 2017, just before he left home to collect his wages from his employer- Ramsaywak- who resided in Number 55 Village.

Throughout the days leading up to the discovery of Ghani’s remains, his relatives reportedly conducted several searches and upon arriving in the Number 55 Village, they were informed that two separate fires were seen at the burial ground and the young man’s employer was also seen acting in a suspicious manner at the time.

The bones found at the burial ground

An inspection by the relatives unearthed the remains in a dug out ditch and the police were contacted.

This online publication was told that Ghani’s mobile phone and pieces of his clothing were found at the scene.

This led to Ramsaywak and his sons being taken into custody for questioning and it was there that the trio reportedly confessed their gruesome deed.

Police told INews that the three accused explained that Ghani had stolen two goats from them. As such, they reportedly lured the young man to the burial ground, where they attacked him.

When he was unconscious the suspects indicated that they piled waste matter and dried grass over the man’s body and set him alight.


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