Six persons, including a teenager, appeared before Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh at the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s Court to answer the charge of murder.
Devon Karran also known as “Ricky”, 22, of Bath Settlement; 26-year-old Ricardo Shivlall called “Rico”, of Number Ten Village; 60-year-old Jagdat Khaloo called “One Eye” of Bath Settlement; and 38-year-old Shitohal Shivchand called “Cheeto” of Bath Settlement were, this morning, jointly charged for the murder of 34-year-old Preetipaul Hargobin.
Hargobin called “Roy” who was beaten to death amid protests at Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice (WCB).
Additionally, a 17-year-old school dropout was also charged with the murder separately.
Meanwhile, Marlon Dharamdai called “Bully”, 35, a cane-cutter of Bath Squatting Area, was also charged separately with the man’s murder. He, along with his 39-year-old wife, Herrwattie Dharamdai, were also charged for possession of a firearm without the relevant licence. The wife was placed on $75,000 bail and is slated to return to court on October 7.
Harlall Motilall, 40, self-employed of Bath Settlement, was charged with mischievous damage to property and was placed on $300,000 bail. He will also return to court on October 7.
Those charged with murder will return to court on September 23 when the police are expected to make disclosures.
All of the accused appeared before Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh at the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s Court.