Investigators have arrested two teenage boys in connection with the murder of Krishnachand Dabee, the pensioner whose lifeless body was found in his Annandale, East Coast Demerara (ECD) yard late last month and one of them has since admitted to being at the crime scene.
This was confirmed by Commander of ‘C’ Division Calvin Brutus, who told Stabroek News that the first arrest was made on Thursday evening and the other was made yesterday afternoon.
The youths are both 15 years old and they are residents of neighbouring Buxton, East Coast Demerara.
Brutus said the police, acting on information received, arrested the first suspect on Thursday evening. During questioning he reportedly admitted to being present at the crime scene. He, however, denied killing Dabee. However, based on what he told investigators they arrested his alleged accomplice just after midday yesterday. He was being questioned up to yesterday afternoon.
Dabee, 72, of Lot 149 Annandale Public Road, ECD was discovered dead around 7 pm on August 28th by his daughter, Ramona Dabee, after several calls to him went unanswered.
At the time, there were injuries to his head and right eye and a room in his house was also ransacked.
An autopsy performed on his remains revealed that he died as a result of blunt trauma to the head and a fractured neck and spine.
It is suspected that the elderly man was killed during a home invasion.
Stabroek News was previously told that Ramona, who is a lecturer at the University of Guyana, tried to contact her father several times via telephone but got no answer.
She then turned up at his house in the company of her husband and they made the discovery of his body.