Three persons were this afternoon (Tuesday) remanded by Magistrate Judy Latchman for the brutal triple murder which occurred at Black Bush Polder, Corentyne over a week ago.
38-year-old Carlton ‘Lyman’ Chetram and his 18-year-old son Jairam Chetram, along with an employee; 26-year old Tameshwar Tajmohan were not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that between July 21 and 22, they murdered 33-year-old Naresh Rooplall, 37-year-old Pawan Chandradai and his 15-year-old son Jaikarran Chandradai.
The matter was adjourned and the men will reappear in Court on September 6th for assignment.
Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum had told the media that the suspects succumbed under intense questioning by investigators and confessed to the murders which occurred at Cookrite Savannah, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).
The suspects reportedly told investigators that another employee was involved in the crime and Police have since launched a manhunt for him.
The discovery of the bodies was made shortly after daybreak by another rice farmer. The bodies were lying on a dam about three miles into the savannah, a short distance away from a camp called “King’s Camp”.
The men had gone on a fishing expedition.
Autopsies performed on the bodies of Jaikarran and Rooplall, gave their cause of death as shock and haemorrhaging caused by a gunshot wound.
Chandradeo died from shock and haemorrhaging following a laceration to the head and a fractured skull.
Their bodies were laid to rest last Wednesday. (Carl Croker)