Robbery suspected in killing of T&T businessman

(Trinidad Express) Robbery is suspected to be the motive behind the murder of a 44-year-old St Augustine businessman who was found murdered at his home by one of his teenage daughters on Thursday.

A post-mortem conducted on the body of Roopnarine Deonarine at the Forensic Science Centre, St James, yesterday revealed he was strangled.

Deonarine, a father of three, was found bound and gagged at his Gordon and Warren Streets, St Augustine, home with a rope around the neck on Thursday afternoon.

Police said the teenager had returned home from school when she made the discovery and the police were notified.

Deonarine, who was found lying in his living room, was also struck with a blunt object to the head and body, police said.

Two laptop computers, a DVD player, Nintendo game, a Motorola phone and the victim’s Toyota Hilux vehicle were stolen.

Police are working on the theory the victim may have been attacked by persons known to him.

He owned and operated Shivmal Enterprises Ltd, a quarry at Benny Road, Valencia, for the past 12 years, police said.

A team of officers from the Northern Division and the Homicide Bureau, led by Snr Supt Abraham, ASPs Hosein, Joseph, Greenidge, and Insps Seecharan, Rampersad and Sgts Samuel, Sinanan and Simon visited the scene.

Cpl Payne is probing the incident.

 

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