Man accused of killing Corentyne welder died by suicide – autopsy

Days after the family of Suyjit Ramotar, also known as “Mono”, a 53-year-old rice farmer from Letter Kenny Village, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), called on the Police to investigate his death, an autopsy has confirmed that he died by suicide.
The autopsy was performed by Dr Nehaul Singh on Wednesday.
Ramotar had previously confessed to the murder of Joshua Hardatt, also known as “Money”, a welder from Bloomfield Village, Corentyne. Ramotar was found dead in the Whim Police Station’s lock-ups just hours after Police had instituted murder charges against him. He was due to appear at the Whim Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

Dead: Suyjit Ramotar, also called “Mono”

Meanwhile, the autopsy on Hardatt’s remains determined his cause of death as shock and haemorrhage due to lacerations to the brain from multiple skull fractures.
Following Ramotar’s death, his family demanded a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding his demise. His brother, Chandradat Ramotar, told Guyana Times that after learning of his death, he, and other family members went to the Police Station seeking answers, but were not given any information.

Murdered: Joshua Hardatt

Another brother reported receiving a call from the Police, who informed him of the death, stating that Ramotar had died in the lock-ups.
Ramotar had confessed to his family that he had committed the murder and expected to be charged, asking them to take care of his assets and children.
Lalita Hardatt, Joshua’s mother, expressed mixed emotions over the news, feeling a sense of relief but was still deeply hurt by her son’s death.
Ramotar was arrested after the murder and confessed during interrogation. He claimed he attacked Hardatt, accusing him of having an affair with his wife while he was in prison. The confrontation turned violent when Hardatt denied the accusation, leading to his fatal injuries.
After realising the gravity of his actions, Ramotar drove away and abandoned his car before leaving the region. (G9)