ECD man charged for killing young businessman, fisherman

Two murder charges were read to 24-year-old Kapildeo Jangadin when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Fabayo Azore on Wednesday at the Cove and John Magistrate’s Court.
Jangadin, of Annandale, East Coast Demerara, was not required to plead to the indictable charges. He has been remanded to prison until January 17, 2022.
It is alleged that on October 15, 2021, at Strathspey, ECD, he murdered 19-year-old Ganesh Persaud, also known as “Chris”, during the course or furtherance of a robbery.
It is further alleged that in January 2020, at Coldingen Public Road, ECD, he murdered 23-year-old fisherman Mukesh Mangra, also known as “Paul”.
Persaud, who operated at Strathspey an electronics store called “Deals on Electronics”, was in the store at about 16:30h when a bandit invaded, held him at knifepoint, and confiscated his valuables. The young businessman was relieved of a gold chain he was wearing at the time, along with an undisclosed sum of cash, according to a statement from the Police.
Police Headquarters also said Jangadin gave a confession statement in relation to Persaud’s murder, in which he admitted to stabbing the businessman to his neck during a scuffle for his gold chain. The chain has since been recovered by the Police.
Meanwhile, the lifeless body of Mangra was discovered along the Coldingen, ECD roadway with two stab wounds to the abdomen – one to the left side and the other to the right side.
A painter was heading home on his bicycle when he made the gruesome discovery. The young man immediately contacted the nearest Police station, and ranks responded to the scene.
The area was searched, and a blue-handled knife was found almost 50 feet away from the body. (G1)