Fourth suspect charged with murder of Black Bush Polder fishermen


By Royan Abrams

The fourth suspect in the Black Bush Polder triple murder case, 27-year-old Rakesh Karamchand known as ‘Go- To-Front’ from Sheet Anchor, Canje, Berbice today appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court to answer to the charge of murder.


In a packed courtroom, he was not required to plea to the indictable offence.


Karamchand is accused of murdering three fishermen between July 21, 2016 and July 22, 2016 at Kookcrite Creek, Savannah Black Bush Polder.


He was remanded to prison and is expected to return to court on October 4, 2016 at the Mibikuri Magistrates’ Court.


Additionally, the previously charged suspects; 37-year-old Carlton Chaitram known as ‘Lyma’, his son, 17-year-old Jairam Chaitram and 26-year-old Tameshwar Jagmohan, known as ‘Guana’ of Mibikuri South, Black Bush Polder appeared at the Whim Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday, September 22, 2016). They will be reappearing at the Mibikuri Magistrates’ Court on October 18, 2016.


Carlton and Jairam Chaitram and Jagmohan were initially charged one week after the murder, however, ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) apprehended Karamchand at the weekend.


He was found in the Backlands on the Corentyne by ranks from Headquarters of the Criminal Investigation Department along with an unlicensed shotgun and seven cartridges.


The bodies of 33-year-old Naresh Rooplall, 37-year-old Pawan Chandradai aka Suresh and his 15-year-old son, Jaikarran Chandradai aka Kevin were discovered on Friday July 22, 2016, each bearing a single gunshot wound to the head.

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