A carpenter from Tuschen New Scheme, East Bank Demerara succumbed yesterday at the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was being treated since Saturday September 3, when he was beaten and robbed of over $200,000 at Apaika Backdam, Enachu, Cuyuni/Mazaruni.
Dead is Aftab Rahim, 32, of Lot 262 Tuschen New Scheme, EBD.
According to the man’s sister Shamina, from what she knows, her brother who works as a carpenter in the interior was robbed of $230,000 by four men, who also beat him about the body. This newspaper also understands that Rahim suffered blows to the head, and as a result upon his arrival at the GPH on Saturday a CT scan was performed on him. His sister related that Rahim went into the interior approximately nine months ago, where he worked for someone called “Mr Sobers”.
Rahim leaves to mourn his father Yassin, who was also in the interior at the time of the incident, two sisters, and five children.
A police release stated that a man has been arrested and is in custody assisting with investigations.
This is one of many murders/robberies that have been taking place in the NWD this year.
The most recent murders were those of miners Daniel Higgins Snr and Jnr, who were shot and chopped to death respectively while at their mining camp at Konawaruk backdam.