Murder of two men: East Coast families cry for justice

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By Bibi Khatoon

Two mothers are weeping for justice to be served after their sons were murdered in separate incidents on Saturday.

Twenty-four–year-old Edward Beveney of Triumph, East Coast Demerara was murdered at about 08:30hrs on Saturday at Beterverwagting, while 23-year-old Brian Dwarka of Third Street, Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara was killed around midnight not far from his home.

When News Room visited the home of Dwarka called ‘Blackie’, his family and friends were preparing for a wake this evening.

Chandroutie Dwarka called ‘Tara’

His mother, Chandroutie Dwarka called ‘Tara’ told News Room that the last time she saw her only son was Saturday evening and he subsequently left to go to a Bar-B-Que a short distance from his home. She said at around midnight, she was awakened by her sister who told her that something is wrong with Brian.

“When I run in the yard, I see my son lay on the ground and I lift him up and I said ‘Blackie what’s wrong babe?’ and he just said ‘uh, uh’ and that’s all,” the tearful mother recalled.

News Room understands that the young man was involved in an argument with a businessman and his son at the Bar-B-Que and his friends ran away after the businessman’s son pulled out a knife.

Shortly after, the Dwarka was found motionless in a nearby yard in a pool of blood and he was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

A knife, suspected to be the murder weapon, was also found in a trench.

The businessman was arrested at the Georgetown Public Hospital where he alleged that the young man had beaten and robbed him; his son was found hiding in a toilet at his home.

Mrs Dwarka told News Room that it is not the first time the businessman is involved in such incidents.

“This man doing plenty people these things them and like they don’t get justice but I want justice for my son. That was my only son…I have no income to get to look after myself, I’m a poor person,” the tearful woman said.

Dwarka also leaves to mourn two sisters, 10 and eight-years-old.

Meanwhile, News Room also visited the home of Beveney, who was a miner. His mother cried uncontrollably and was in no state to speak to the media.

Beveney was allegedly murdered by 35-year old Rawle Monrio of Ann’s Grove, ECD. It is alleged that the two men had an ongoing rift for approximately seven years.

Beveney’s sister, Kimika said the family tried several times to settle the dispute but were unsuccessful.

News Room understands that the feud stemmed from the sale of illegal drugs several years ago in Guyana’s interior. Reports indicate that Beveney removed the suspect’s bicycle from a shop at Beterverwagting on Saturday morning and eventually returned it.

However, it is alleged that as the suspect was about to leave, he was confronted by Beveney who was in the possession of a cutlass.

It is further alleged that Beveney chopped Monrio on his left hand which Monrio pulled a “jucker” from his waist and dealt Beveney several stabs to his left eye, chest and other parts of his body.

However, Kimika told News Room that the suspect “just come just like that and start stabbing my brother, it was planned. We need justice because even if they had a fight, he shouldn’t have stabbed my brother so many times.”

She added that after being stabbed, her brother jumped into a nearby trench and the suspect followed him and continued to stab him.

Monrio was arrested and handed over the “jucker” to the police.

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