Family, friends and well-wishers gathered on Saturday at the Faith Community Ministries church to pay last respects to the late Seeram Singh, the well-known Parika fuel dealer who was murdered on April 30 last. The atmosphere was sombre and emotional as the man’s relatives were inconsolable and found it hard to accept their loved-one was no longer around.
Singh’s eldest daughter, Shavita Singh, sobbed as she gave her father’s eulogy.
Meanwhile his second daughter Bonita Lall-Ram paid tribute to her father’s death by reciting a poem.
Singh, 52, a father of five, was attacked and shot to his back, and when he fell, the shooter reportedly stood over him and shot him to his chest and head, before robbing him of some jewellery.
Kurt Thomas called ‘Deportee’ of Hyde Park, Parika, East Bank Essequibo, has since been charged for killing Singh.
He was arraigned on Friday at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court, all the while professing innocence while being led by officers into the courtroom.
Thomas was not required to plead to the indictable charge and will return to court on June 20.