24-year-old charged for death of Berbice businessman
…released on $750,000 bail
Twenty-four-year-old Dave Singh of Betsy Ground East Canje, Berbice, was on Friday arraigned for the unlawful killing of 53-year-old Vickram Seubarran, who was found with a knife stuck in his back on August 1, 2022.
Singh made his appearance at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court where the charge was read to him by Magistrate Renita Singh. He was accused of unlawfully killing Seubarran between July 31 and August 1, 2022, at his Canje home.
Singh was represented by Attorney-at-Law Mercaline Bacchus, who made an application for bail to which Police Prosecutor Shenelle Matterson had no objection.
Bail was set in the sum of $750,000 and Singh was ordered to return to court on September 13. He was also instructed to report to Central Police Station twice per month.
Singh, a labourer, had reportedly confessed to killing Seubarran after he was arrested by the Police one day after the businessman’s body was found.
Upon his arrest, the suspect told investigators that he and the victim had shared an intimate relationship and that he frequented the man’s home.
He confessed that on July 31, 2022, the victim had invited him to his home, and they had consumed alcohol.
Further, he stated that as he was leaving the victim’s home, they had an argument and ultimately a scuffle.
He told detectives that he went into the kitchen, took a knife, and stabbed the victim three times, after which he left the house.
Meanwhile, Singh’s mother, Rose Bemwattie, who was outside the courtroom on Friday, told reporters that it was the now dead man who called her son over six times on Sunday last to visit him.
The prosecution told the court that the file is incomplete and asked for three weeks to complete the case file. According to Matterson, the file will have to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions again. (G4)