‘Prime’ suspects in Corentyne triple murder held

Police yesterday arrested seven more persons in connection with last week’s shocking triple murder at Black Bush Polder including two prime suspects.

A police source told Stabroek News that after intense questioning, the men in custody started pointing fingers at two men, who are now considered the main suspects in the case.

  Pawan Chandradeo
Pawan Chandradeo
Naresh Rooplall
Naresh Rooplall
Jaikarran Chandradeo
Jaikarran Chandradeo

According to a source, the police are working on a theory that the victims may have been mistaken for rogue fishermen who on their trips into the backdam would damage rice farmers’ fences, causing cattle to destroy the crops. The source said that these specific fishermen had been warned not to fish in the area and the victims were likely mistaken for them.

Commander of ‘B’ Division Ian Amsterdam told Stabroek News that they believe they are on the right track. “We feel that we have the correct persons in custody,” he said. Amsterdam emphasised that the men are still being questioned and said the police are working towards a possible confession.

According to information gathered, the men who have been arrested were working in the vicinity of where the crime was committed and have rice farms there. They are said to live in and around Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder.

Rice farmer Pawan Chandradeo, 37, his son Jaikarran Chandradeo, 15, and his brother-in-law Naresh Rooplall, 33, were found dead less than a day after they had left to go on a fishing trip in the Black Bush Polder, Corentyne community. The three were found with one gunshot wound each at Kokerite Savannah, Mibicuri Creek on Friday. Autopsies on the bodies are expected to be done today.

 

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