A Corentyne rice farmer is presently in police custody assisting with investigations into a shooting incident which occurred on Friday last at the home of one of the main witnesses in the Berbice carpenter murder case.
News Room understands that the rice farmer was only arrested yesterday and taken to the Springlands Police Station following a report that was lodged at the station.
According to information reaching the News Room, it is alleged that after reports surfaced that the rice farmer, who is married to a niece of murder accused Marcus Bisram, visited the witness’ home at about 10:30hrs and discharged a round from his shotgun.
When contacted B Division Commander Ian Amsterdam confirmed that the rice farmer has been arrested. He disclosed that while investigations are ongoing into the incident, they have already swabbed the suspect’s hands to determine whether or not he fired the round. The samples have so far been sent for testing.
According to Amsterdam, investigators are awaiting the results of the test and are also working on determining whether or not other persons were involved in the incident.
On Thursday last, the key witness who is believe to have seen the entire ordeal surrounding the death of carpenter Faiyaz Narinedat of #72 Village Corentyne, was rushed to a city hospital in a critical condition allegedly suffering from food poisoning.
Relatives were told that the family member of Bisram, who is presently in custody, was the one who provided the the teenage lad with the poisoned food.
The witness’ mother had also disclosed the media operatives that her family had been threatened on numerous occasions by Bisram’s family. (Royan Abrams)