Police have arrested a second suspect in relation to the murder of 85-year-old Bibi Ramjit, who was found dead in her La Grange, West Bank Demerara (WBD) home with her hands and feet tied earlier this week.
In a telephone interview with Guyana Times, Guyana Police Force (GPF) Public Relations Officer Royston Andries-Junor confirmed that this second suspect is a female.
Just days ago, Police had arrested a juvenile in relation to the murder.
When Ramjit was found on Sunday last, her house was reportedly ransacked, which made investigators believe that she was killed during the commissioning of a robbery. She had lived alone.
According to her family members, about four months ago, the now dead woman, who operated a grocery shop, was terrorized, assaulted and robbed by bandits who invaded her home and escaped with a large sum of money.
Ramjit did not make a report to the police due to fears that the robbers would return.
However, months later, Ramjit was sleeping in her hammock, and again, bandits invaded her home and stole an undisclosed sum of money.
One of her customers told reporters that he went to take some money to the shop owner, and made several calls but got no answer. This made him curious since both the doors to her shop and house were open. Upon checking, he found the woman dead.
Meanwhile, a post-mortem examination performed on Ramjit’s body by Government Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh, gave the cause of death “as asphyxiation due to manual strangulation”.
Investigations are ongoing.