Reactivate death penalty, RK’s Security boss urges
-after guard’s murder
Head of RK’s Security Services Roshan Khan is calling for government to “reactivate” the death penalty after one of his company’s security guards was found dead following a recent robbery.
Fifty-five-year-old Chandrabhan Persaud, of Whim, Corentyne was the only guard on duty during the time of the robbery at the Lucky Dollar Rose Hall store. Police said he was found dead, with both his hands and feet bound and his mouth gagged, at the back of the store on Saturday morning.
Although death sentences continue to be handed down, the last execution took place in August of 1997. Since then, legal challenges to executions have seen a halt to hangings, while at the same time government has faced international pressure to abolish the death penalty. The issue is expected to be the subject of consultations …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.