Father seeks justice two years after son was fatally shot in Baracara, Canje Creek
By Malisa Playter Harry
A family of Canefield Settlement, East Canje is seeking justice two years later after their son was murdered in the Village of Baracara, Canje Creek.
In what was recorded as one of the most tragic deaths at that time, the life of a 29-year-old was snuffed out during his last “sporting” in Baracara.
Narendranath Basdeo, father of the deceased, Dhanraj Basdeo expressed dissatisfaction and disappointment in the justice system, as his son’s killer still walks the streets, as they celebrate the younger Basdeo’s second death anniversary today.
The man related to News Room that he met with several high ranking individuals under the previous government in an effort to get justice for his son’s senseless death.
The older Basdeo said too that he met with the current Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo who promised to look into the matter, however to date he has not received any updates.
“No justice has been served, I am still looking for justice”, Basdeo stressed.
He noted too that “today is two years since my son was murdered and the killer is still out there, I don’t know who he is but we want him to be punished for his actions. I working estate and I am always on the road, it’s not easy for me when a young man passes me, I imagine it’s my son”.
Mr. Basdeo said it was previously reported that his son received a gunshot wound to the forehead but an autopsy revealed that he received a shot through his shoulder and his chest was punctured.
Dhanraj Basdeo was fatally shot on the October 5, 2014 during a visit to Baracara Village for the village day activities. It was alleged that he was romantically involved with a married woman.
According to information provided at that time the woman’s brother- in- law saw her conversing with younger Basdeo in a boat and informed the woman’s husband who then returned with his brother and began to beat the young lady.
After she was beaten, attention was then turned to Basdeo, who was eventually shot by the woman’s husband.
He was rushed to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
His body bore several marks of violence. A 9 mm pistol was reported to have been used to commit the crime.