Murder trial underway for man accused of shooting machine operator

A trial is underway for 25-year-old Rayan Carter, the accused in the murder of 30-year-old machine operator Ishwar Ramanah of Kaneville, East Bank Demerara (EBD), who was shot and killed when gunmen invaded his home on December 13, 2017.

Murder accused Rayan Carter

Arraigned before Demerara High Court Justice Jo-Ann Barlow, Carter has denied the charge which alleges that between December 13, 2017 and January 13, 2018, in the county of Demerara, he murdered Ramanah during the course/furtherance of a robbery. He is being represented by Attorney-at-Law Konyo Sandiford-Holder, while State Counsel Latifah Elliott is representing the prosecution.
According to reports, Ramanah sustained a gunshot injury to his abdomen when two armed men invaded his home at just after midnight on December 13, 2017. During the robbery, the machine operator was relieved of a gold chain valued at $40,000 before the bandits made good their escape.

Dead: Ishwar Ramanah

The injured man was taken for emergency attention at a medical facility, where he underwent surgery, but succumbed one month later while receiving treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital on January 13, 2018.
Carter was subsequently arrested by Police ranks and placed on an identification parade, wherein he reportedly was positively identified. (G1)