The authorities were able to apprehend the suspect in the brutal murder of 17-year-old Rosanna Lakhpal, of No.2 Village East Canje Berbice. This has been confirmed by Deputy Commander of ‘B’ Division, Edmond Cooper.
The suspect was apprehended at Springlands on the Corentyne Coast after being spotted in the area by villagers. This was revealed by ‘B’ Division Commander Paul Williams when he spoke with reporters at his office this afternoon.
Williams disclosed that Singh was arrested by ranks on the Springlands public road. It is believed that he was hiding out at an abandoned house in the area.
Singh is presently in custody assisting with investigations.
On July 29, the teen’s body was discovered with her throat slit, and wrapped in bed sheets at her home. Her reputed husband, 25-year-old Ryan Singh, is the main suspect and has been on the run until he was captured today. He has already been transported to Berbice, where he is in the custody of the Guyanese authorities.
News Room had reported that the couple had a misunderstanding and this resulted in a fight and the eventual murder. Nadira Persaud, who lives a street away, had told the News Room that Rosanna served as the babysitter for her ten and two-year-old when she leaves for work. She said that Rosanna went to her house to pick up the children as usual during the morning.
Persaud’s husband noticed a mark on her hand and asked her about it; her only reply was that it was there for a few days and she left with the children. She said it was not long after her 10-year-old showed up at her place of employment with the baby in arms telling her that the couple was fighting and they were told by the suspect to leave the yard.
Mrs Persaud said he left to go inquire what was happening. Once she arrived, Mrs Persaud said there were clothes burning at the back of the house. She called out for Rosanna but got no reply and so she called her (Rakhi) brother over and they both entered the house and made the bloody discovery. Rosanna was found lying on the floor in the hall of the apartment covered with sheets and when she pulled away the sheets she noticed Rosanna with a slit to the throat.
She immediately raised an alarm and the teen’s mother was contacted. The Police were subsequently summoned to the scene.