Three men were yesterday refused bail when they appeared at the Mahaica Court before Magistrate Sueann Lovell charged with the murder of a Zealand, Mahaicony farmer.
The court heard that around 8:30 pm on January 4, Premnauth Seepersaud, 39, of De Kinderen; Karran Ramit, 23, of Planters’ Hall and Doodnauth Sieuchand, 42, of Zealand murdered Deoroop Sieuchand, 72. Doodnauth Sieuchand is a nephew of the murdered man.
The three were also charged with robbing Ambika Sieuchand, 70, of cash and jewellery. Ambika was also badly beaten and is currently a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital.
Kissoon said his clients: Seepersaud, a father of two and minibus driver and Doodnauth Sieuchand, a truck driver who has one child, had no previous or pending matters before the court.
In the case of Ramit, his lawyers said he is a rice farmer and also had no previous brushes with the law.
Presenting the facts, police prosecutor, Corporal Cheryl Graham told the court that the defendants entered the home of the Sieuchands and demanded money and jewellery.
She submitted too that the men beat the couple which resulted in Sieuchand succumbing to his injuries.
The magistrate ordered that they be remanded to prison until February 5 when the matter comes up again at the Mahaicony Court.
Reports are that the couple and a 10-year-old child were watching television when they heard a sound in the upper flat. Sieuchand went up to investigate and was reportedly confronted by three men.
They had gained entry to the building through an open window using a ladder that Sieuchand used when picking coconuts.
A struggle ensued between him and the men and it appeared as though he tried to seek cover in a bedroom.
But the assailants cornered and bound him and inflicted the wounds which he bled profusely from.
The child who was hiding in the house during the ordeal remained there until about 6:15 am when he left for help.
This newspaper was told that the incident may have stemmed from a dispute between families over land. The house was also ransacked and police said the couple just had a small amount of cash in the house at
Results from a post-mortem examination proved that Sieuchand died from multiple incised wounds compounded by blunt trauma to head.