Lab results expected today

Witness poisoning

The results of several toxicology tests done on Friday to determine what the 16-year-old key witness in the case involving Marcus Bisram, alleged mastermind behind the reputed murder of Faiyaz Narinedatt, had consumed are expected to be available today.

The 16-year-old boy might have been given poisoned food by a relative of alleged murder mastermind Marcus Bisram

The teenager was last Thursday rushed to the Skeldon Hospital, five days after it was suspected that he had ingested poison. According to his mother, the Saturday before he was rushed to hospital, he had allegedly been given food mixed with poison.
The woman told this publication that the teenager, a resident of Number 70 Village, Corentyne, and a member of Bisram’s family circle who has family ties with the teenager had gone into the backdam on Saturday; and on his return, she had realised that something was amiss.
His condition had eventually worsened to the extent that he could not walk, thus he was taken to hospital on Thursday.
The teen’s family members have expressed concern over the apparent slothfulness of medical personnel at the health facility after it was suggested that the teenager had been poisoned. Added to that, concern was also expressed that at the hospital he was visited by an officer from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Springlands Police Station who was reportedly reluctant to act on information in regard to Narinedatt’s alleged murder.
That officer had reportedly been provided with information on the carpenter’s death, including the names of those present and details of the events which had led to Narinedatt’s death. He had also been provided with details on the subsequent staging of the crime scene, including the registration number of the car which was used to make it appear like Narinedatt had been victim of a hit-and-run accident.
Narinedatt was allegedly murdered between October 31 and November 1, 2016. His body was discovered along the Number 70 Village Corentyne Highway. However, one street away, where Bisram lives, the clothes which the carpenter was earlier seen wearing was discovered on the parapet.
Meanwhile, officers from Eve Leary visited the ailing boy at a private hospital in the city on Saturday to take statements from him.
The teenager was a frequent visitor to Bisram’s home when he was in Guyana, and is said to have witnessed firsthand the events leading up to Narinedat’s alleged murder and the plans to stage a hit-and-run scene. The teenager is also familiar with the car which allegedly had been driven over Narinedatt’s body when it was placed on the Number 70 Village Corentyne Highway. (Andrew Carmichael)