After managing to elude the police for almost eight months, US based-Guyanese, Marcus Brian Bisram, the alleged mastermind of the murder of Number 70 Village carpenter Faiyaz Narinedatt, was yesterday afternoon arrested in Queens, New York.
According to a report from the New York Daily News, Bisram, 27, was arrested in the Rockaways around 1 pm yesterday by members of the NYPD/U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force.
“He was living here in plain view,” a source was quoted as saying in the report.
Bisram is expected to be presented in a Brooklyn Federal court for arraignment today.
Guyana, which issued a fugitive warrant for Bisram in March, will have to petition for his extradition, the report said.
Bisram has been named by the police here as a co-defendant in the murder of Narinedatt.
Five other men, including Bisram’s bodyguard, were charged with the murder.
Bisram, police have alleged, procured and commanded Orlando Dickie, Radesh Motie, Diodath Datt, Harri Paul Parsram, and Niran Yacoob to murder Narinedatt between October 31 and November 1, 2016, at Number 70 Village, Berbice. A preliminary inquiry into the murder charge against them is ongoing.
Narinedatt was last seen alive at a party in Number 70 Village that was hosted by Bisram. It has been alleged that Bisram made sexual advances towards Narinedatt but was rejected, which prompted him to order his associates to kill the carpenter.
It is believed that the defendants, who were armed with several objects, dealt Narinedatt several lashes about his body until he fell unconscious. His body was then placed in the trunk of a car, driven to the Number 70 Village road and dumped.
Bisram’s mother, Sharmila Inderjali, and another woman, Maryanna Lionel, have also been jointly charged with corruptly offering $4 million to a police officer to forego charges against Motie, Datt, Parsram and Yacoob, who were in custody for the murder, and Bisram. They remain on trial.