Employer, 2 others charged for killing Berbice labourer
Two teenagers and a block maker were on Tuesday charged with the murder of a Bloomfield, Corentyne, Berbice labourer whose body was dismembered and burnt.
A businessman, his 16-year-old son and a 19-year-old employee have been jointly charged with the murder of the Bloomfield Village resident.
Bharrat Ramsaywack, 42, a cattle farmer and businessman of Number 55 Village, along with his teenage son and Mohanlall Sewsankar, 19, a labourer were jointly charged with the capital offence.
It is alleged that between October 2 and 6, 2017, at Number 55 Village Corentyne, Berbice, they murdered 21-year-old Mahendra Ghanie of Bloomfield Village, Corentyne.
The trio was unrepresented and said nothing to the court during the proceedings.
Magistrate Rabintranauth Singh remanded Ramsaywack and Sewsankar while the teenager has been sent to a juvenile holding facility.
The matter has been transferred to the Number 51 Magistrate’s Court and will continue on October 18. Reports are the Police have since received confession statements from the trio.
It had been reported that the 21-year-old Mahendra Ghanie, also known as “Sanjay”, of Lot 198 Bloomfield Village, had gone to the home of his employer on Monday to collect $70,000 which was owed to him. However, he never returned. This prompted family members to launch a search for him.
It was also reported that one of the suspects had confessed that he and his sons accused Ghanie of stealing two of their goats and one of his sons lashed him to the head with a piece of wood, allegedly resulting in his death.
In an attempt to dispose the body, they allegedly chopped the deceased into pieces and then took the dismembered body parts to the side of the yard on Monday evening and used dried coconuts and dried palm branches to burn it.