Family shocked over suspected murder of father, son

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Family members are shocked over the suspected murder of a father and his son, whose decomposed bodies were found in their Craig Street, Campbellville home Tuesday morning.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Deonarine Liliah, 62 – a pandit and Omkar Liliah, 29.

Investigators at the house where the bodies were found

News Room understands that the bodies were in the upper flat of the house for several days and were only discovered just before noon Tuesday.

Police suspect that the men were murdered sometime between Saturday July 7, and Tuesday July 10.

Relatives say a female tenant who lived in the bottom flat of the house smelled a foul odour and alerted the police.

News Room understands that the bodies were in the upper flat of the house for several days and were only discovered just before noon Tuesday.

Police discovered the bodies with marks of violence and the house was ransacked.

The bodies were found with multiple stab wounds.

Deonarine had eight stab wounds to his abdomen, one to the lower back and one to the right hip.

His son had three to the back, two to the abdomen and two to the chest.

Police have since retrieved CCTV footage which showed an unidentifiable male jumping the fence and entered the home.

Upon exiting, the man had two bulky bags and a bucket in his possession.

The Liliahs are said to have a masala business where they would sell ground masala.

Lakeram Chetram, the cousin of the older Liliah, explained to the News Room that the father and his son had visited him on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) just two weeks ago.

Lakeram Chetram

Chetram said the news comes as a shock since the Pandit and his son are easygoing and very religious people.

Benjie Liliah, Deonarine’s brother, was also in a state of shock.

News Room was told that Deonarine’s wife is deceased and he lived alone at the Craig Street house with his son, Omkar. His other children reside overseas.

Benjie Liliah

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