Two women on trial for murder of US-based Guyanese

Abdul Majid

Two women went on trial at the  High Court in Berbice this week  for the murder of overseas-based Guyanese, Abdul Majid, whose body was  found with scalp missing and other injuries at the Number 56 Village, Corentyne foreshore back in 2012.

The accused, Hemwattie Abdulla of Ozone Park, New York, USA, the then wife of Majid,   and  Surojinie Tirmaul  of Chesney Village, Corentyne  are on trial for the murder of Majid on 26th April, 2012 at Number 63 Village, Corentyne.

Abdulla is being represented in the High Court by Attorneys at Law, Mursaline Bacchus and Arun Gossai, while Tirmaul is being represented by Attorney at Law, Nigel Hughes.

From left are Surojinie Tirmaul and Hemwattie Abdulla

Representing the state is attorney at law, Ganesh Hira.

Hearing of the evidence started on Wednesday with one of Majid’s brothers taking the stand, while yesterday another brother, his sister in law, a taxi driver, a former wash bay attendant, a rice miller and a police sergeant took the stand.

The case will continue on Monday morning when the prosecution is expected to call seven more witnesses.

Majid’s battered body was found around 7:40 am on 27th April, 2012 on the foreshore of the Number 56 Village with the scalp missing. One of his hands was also broken.

The accused, who were jointly charged, were committed at the end of a Preliminary Inquiry in early 2017 which was conducted at the Springlands Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh.

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