By Malisa Playter Harry
Several persons are now in police custody following the discovery of three bodies bearing gunshot wounds at Cookrite Creek, savannah, Black Bush Polder on Friday.
The close knitted village of Mibicuri was rattled with the news of the death of the three persons, who left their homes to go fishing on Thursday.
The bodies of 33-year-old Naresh Rooplall of #77 Village, 37-year-old Pawan Chandradai aka Suresh of Lot 163 Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder and 15-year-old Jaikarran Chandradai aka Kevin of Mibicuri North were discovered on Friday morning.
According to the Guyana Police Force, each body bore a single gunshot wound.
Newsroom spoke to relatives of the now dead persons at the Mibicuri Hospital where Naresh Rooplall’s Mother, Shobha Devi Lukhicharan related that her son along with her son-in-law and two grandsons Kevin and Alvin decided to go on a fishing trip.
From left- Mother of Naresh Rooplall, daughter of Pawan, Indrowatie Rooplall their village pastor and another relative
She said they left at approximately 15:00 hrs on Thursday.
“Dem call seh lil hassa deh so meh son seh he ah come ketch lil” she told media operatives.
The woman said she had not heard from them after they departed, but received a call at approximately 3:00hrs this morning stating that her son, son-in-law and grandsons ‘get chop up’.
The grieving Indrawattie Rooplall aka Pam who lost her husband, brother and son, related that she also received the dreadful news earlier this morning.
The woman stated that she received a call from a friend who asked, “where is my husband and meh tell am he deh back dam with meh son and meh brother, he seh leh me find out wa rang; so me ask the man wa happen?” She said the man told her that he heard of a shooting incident but after making enquiries, she was told that it was not her relatives.
However, she further stated that she subsequently received another call confirming her worst fears. The woman said she then called her father who joined the boat that took ranks from the Mibicuri Police Station to the scene of the incident.
“Meh ask meh father if is all three ah dem and he seh ‘yes” the grieving woman related.
The woman who is a security guard attached to the Mibicuri Hospital said it is not a regular practice for them to go fishing but they do it “once and far”. She added that her younger son, Alvin who also went on the fishing trip came running to her saying “mommy! can’t find daddy” this morning.
Alvin noted that his father told him to wait at the camp located in the back-dam whilst they went ahead to do some fishing. After they departed, he said he heard something like two gunshots and minutes later heard four more. Since then he said he did not see his father, brother and uncle but he waited at the camp for their return.
The bodies were taken to Ramoo’s Funeral Parlour.