Diamond man charged with Kaneville robbery-murder

A Diamond resident was yesterday remanded to prison after being charged with the death of Ishwar Ramanah, the Kaneville machine operator who was fatally shot during a robbery at his home last month.

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan read the murder charge to Rayan Carter, 22, of 575 Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara.

Although the charge states that Carter, during the furtherance of a robbery, murdered Ramanah on January 13th, 2018, at Kaneville, it was actually the date that he succumbed to the gunshot injury he sustained in the robbery a month prior.

Carter was not required to enter a plea to the indictable charge.

Police Prosecutor Stephen Telford told the court that the post-mortem and ballistic reports are still outstanding.

The Chief Magistrate then remanded the accused to prison and adjourned the matter until February 22nd.

Ramanah, called ‘Jack,’ of 624 Macaw Drive, Kaneville, East Bank Demerara, was shot in the abdomen during the robbery, which occurred around 12.10 am on December 13th, 2017.

The attack was carried out by two gunmen, who invaded his home and robbed him of a $40,000 gold chain.

Afterward, Ramanah was rushed to the East Bank Demerara Regional Hospital, where he was treated before being transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH). He underwent surgery and had been admitted as a patient of the Intensive Care Unit of the GPH, where he succumbed.

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