Body with bullet to head identified as Surinamese businessman
The body that was found with a bullet wound to the forehead on the Number 63 Beach in East Berbice Corentyne Monday afternoon, has been identified as that of Nitender Oemrawsingh, a businessman of Nickerie, Suriname.
News Room was reliably informed that the man’s body was positively identified by his lawyer, Irvin Kanhai.
News Room understands that Oemrawsingh was a popular exporter, who was wanted by Suriname authorities for questioning in relation to the discovery of approximately 2, 400 kilos of cocaine that was found in a shipment of rice that was registered to his company.
The illegal substance was discovered on January 8, 2019, at Jules Sydney Port in Suriname.
Surinamese media, Star Niews, had reported that the man and his brother were wanted for questioning in relation to the cocaine bust; his brother was questioned by the Surinamese Police and subsequently released while Oemrawsingh failed to present himself for questioning.
It is reported that Oemrawsingh has not been seen or heard from since January 11.
The businessman’s body was discovered just after 16:00hrs Monday by local Police who were on patrol on the beach.
He was found clad in black pants, blue shirt, and black sneakers; Police also found a spent shell, cell phone along with US currency in his possession.
News Room understands that Detectives are working on the theory that the man was taken to the location and executed early Monday as the body was still fresh upon discovery and there was a small amount of blood at the scene.