Carjacking may have been motive in taxi driver killing

Guyana Police Force Public Relations Officer Ivelaw Whittaker says the police are yet to arrest anyone in the murder of Enmore taxi driver Roopchand Darshan who was found slumped over the steering wheel of his car a week ago.

He said there has been no arrest in the case but the investigation is progress. Meanwhile, a police source on the East Coast said investigators are pursing the theory that he was the victim of an attempted carjacking. He said that they are also checking reports that Darshan was recently involved in an argument with a man during which he was hit on the head. Additionally, the official said that investigators would attempt to speak with other taxi drivers who plied their trade in the area to ascertain when Darshan made his last pickup and who was his passenger.

A post-mortem examination which was conducted on Friday revealed that the Logwood, Enmore resident died as a result of haemorrhage and shock due to gunshot wounds.

Police had said in a press release that Darshan, 24m was found in his motor vehicle PRR 4834 on the Strathspey Railway Embankment, ECD, with a suspected gunshot wound to the head around 22:50 hours.

A group of men living in the neighbourhood had told his relatives that some time after 10pm he had received a called from a person who wanted to be picked up.

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