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Two arrested for harbouring wanted man

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By Royan Abrams

The police in Berbice have arrested a father and his daughter who hid a man wanted by police in connection with the death of 49-year-old Mohan Ball of Hampshire, Corentyne, Berbice.

According to a police source, on Wednesday, January 04, 2017, a party of police officers acting on information received, went to the home of 51-year-old Paul Ramoo and his 22-year-old daughter Chetrannie Ramoo and discovered that they were harbouring 43-year-old Rocky Ramoo who was wanted by the police for questioning.

They are all in police custody assisting with the investigations. Mohan Ball’s lifeless body was found near a canal in the area on December 29, 2016.

Recently the police have also arrested two other men and they have been identified as 49-year-old Ishwarnandan Persaud and 20-year-old Videsh Salima of East Street Williamsburg, Corentyne. They were arrested after police received information that they were among the last persons seen with the deceased and at the time they were beating him about his body with a piece of wood following a misunderstanding.

Ball who resides with his sister at Hampshire on the Corentyne was found dead at about 13:00 hours on Thursday last by a villager. He was later identified by family members who called the police to the scene and they started conducting their investigations.

This publication was told that Ball’s body bore marks of violence including bruises which suggested that he was dragged and dumped at the location where his body was found. The body was taken to the Port Mourant Hospital where it was examined by a doctor who pronounced him dead and then transferred to the Ramoo Funeral Home at Rose Hall Town awaiting a post mortem.

Investigations are ongoing.

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