Man charged with murder of Pandit, son


A 30-year-old man was on Tuesday charged with the murder of a 61-year-old Pandit Deonarine Liliah and his 28-year-old son Omkar.

Orlando Douglas of Campbellville, Georgetown appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and was slapped with two counts of murder.

He was accused of committing the murders sometime between July 7 and July 10 at Craig Street, Campbellville.

Douglas was not required to plea to the charges and was represented by Attorney-at-law Melville Duke.

Duke told the court that Douglas was pulled from a crowd of onlookers at the crime scene when the men’s bodies were found.

Police Prosecutor, Gordon Mansfield told the court that a cell phone belonging to one of the dead men was stolen and was traced to Douglas.

Mansfield additionally noted that the defendant was positively pointed out during an identification parade held by the police.

Deonarine Liliah, 62 – a pandit and Omkar Liliah, 29.

The prosecutor noted that a second person is also expected to be charged and place before the court.

Douglas was remanded to prison until July 31.

According to reports, the men’s partly decomposed bodies were found in their Craig Street, Campbellville home on July 10 last.

The first suspect was arrested at the crime scene while the second was taken into custody on July 11.

A post-mortem examination conducted by Dr Nehaul Singh revealed that both men died from multiple stab wounds.

News Room was informed that the pandit had eight stab wounds to his abdomen, one to the lower back and one to the right hip. His son had three stab wounds to the back, two to the abdomen and two to the chest.

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