Tuschen hacker caught hiding in Backdam

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The house where the murders took place. [iNews' Photo]
The house where the murders took place. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – At about 08:00 hrs today, Friday December 26, 2014, police ranks arrested the suspect in the triple-murder committed at Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara.

Joshua Franklin was arrested in the Tuschen Backdam and is in police custody where he will be charged shortly for court.

On December 18, the usually quiet community of Tuschen was thrown in a state of shock when three persons were found dead; hacked to death allegedly by the jealous man.

Dead are: Bibi Zalima Khan, 55 years; her granddaughter Ashley Boodhoo, 9 years; and upholsterer Floyd Drakes, 30 years, all of Tuschen New Housing Scheme.

Thirty – year – old Geeta Boodhoo is in a critical condition after she managed to escape to a neighbour’s house when her reputed husband broke into her Phase Two, Tuschen wooden house and proceeded to chop her mother [Bibi], his stepdaughter [Ashley] and Drakes, whom she allegedly shared an intimate relationship with.

The incident reportedly occurred at 12:30; however, residents told iNews that Drakes’ body was found several hours after the incident behind a toilet in the yard.

Boodhoo’s other children, who were in the house at the time managed to escape and were found by a Police Patrol, walking in the community.

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