DNA test confirms charred remains are missing Canadian man’s

Burnt body found in Berbice

The charred remains that were discovered at Moleson Creek, about 55 miles from New Amsterdam in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) on August 20, 2020, is 23-year-old Canadian citizen Nicholas Ramkissoon Jaipaul.

Dead: Nicholas Ramkissoon Jaipaul

This was confirmed by Crime Chief Wendel Blanhum during a telephone interview with this publication on Friday. Blanhum stated that the results from the DNA samples that were sent to the Guyana Forensic Science Laboratory were recently returned to him.
Reports are that the young man was abducted, strangled to death and his body burnt among tyres.

The alleged mastermind: Monasar Beharry, called “Brickhead”

Jaipaul had arrived in Guyana in March and was slated to return Canada in May but was unable to do so due to the closure of airports amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, he remained with his 86-year-old grandfather, Ramkissoon Jaipaul.
The pensioner had reported that the last time he saw his grandson was just before he retired to bed on the evening of August 16. This was during the countrywide power outage.
The elderly man explained that he got out of bed and lit two lamps – one of which he gave to his grandson, and he returned to bed. However, the following morning he realised that his grandson was missing.

L-R: Aszim Shivgobin and Charran Shedhan

The elderly man revealed that he received a telephone call that morning and the caller claimed that he had kidnapped his grandson and was demanding a ransom of $50 million.
Reports indicate that the young man was murdered as revenge against his grandfather in relation to a court matter over rice lands.
The alleged mastermind reportedly contracted the son of one of the maids who worked with the pensioner to execute the murder of his grandson.
On August 28, 2020, the alleged mastermind, Monasar Beharry, called “Brickhead,” along with his alleged accomplices, Aszim Shivgobin called “Blackie” and Charran Shedhan called “Vickey,” were charged for Jaipaul’s murder.