Murder accused murdered over plot to murder another inmate
News Room has learnt that the acquisition of an improvised weapon was the reason behind the stabbing to death of murder accused, Neshan Jagmohan at the New Amsterdam Prison yesterday (Wednesday, June 21, 2017).
A source close to the investigation which was launched after the incident, told News Room that Neshan and his brother Ramnarine Jagmohan had in their possession an improvised weapon which another inmate was interested in buying.
It is alleged that an inmate, Delroy Frazer had expressed an interest in purchasing the weapon which he was going to use to murder 25-year-old Dellon Boucher of Haslington, East Coast Demerara (E.C.D).
However, Boucher got wind of the plot and was under the impression that the Jagmohan brothers were a part of the plot. Therefore, he along with two other inmates; 23-year-old Ramchand Latchman of #71 Village Corentyne, Berbice, and 24-year-old Rooplall Ibrahim of Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice (W.C.B) attacked the men who were returning from Court on Wednesday.
Neshan sustained ten stab wounds about his body and succumbed at the New Amsterdam Public Hospital, while Ramnarine was stabbed to his right side and remains in a serious condition at the Health Institution.
Ramnarine has since disclosed to detectives that he and his brother had no issues with their attackers. He related that his brother was attacked first. After the men had pounced on him, he raised an alarm and the prison officers who were on duty at the time, rushed to their assistance and escorted them to the Hospital.
The incident occurred at around 15:00 hours on Wednesday while the men were returning from Court to their living quarters.
The improvised weapons used to inflict the wounds were subsequently retrieved, and an investigation launched.
The attackers are presently in solitary confinement while assisting the police with their investigations.
The commander of ‘B’ Division Ian Amsterdam has told media operatives that the three attackers who were all on remand for murder, are likely to face an additional murder and attempted murder charges each.
The Jagmohan brothers were on trial for the killing of businessman Devindra Deodat, on October 7, 2013.