Canada-based Guyanese, other man believed tortured to death


Berbice Police believe that the two men found at a beach house at Number 63 Village on the Corentyne Coast were tortured to death.

One of the men has been identified as Canada-based Guyanese Vivekanand Narpatty, 68; he was on vacation in Guyana. Police are yet to determine the identity of the second person.

Vivekanand Narpatty in his younger days

One of Narpatty’s finger was cut off and a part of his foot was almost severed; his hands were also tied.  The ankle of the unidentified man was completely severed.

The bodies were discovered around noon on Friday after calls to Narpatty’s phone went unanswered.

The News Room understands that after a close relative tried contacting him and received no response, someone was asked to check on him at the Beach house; however, when the individual arrived at the premises he was greeted with a strong stench and informed the Police.

Narpatty arrived in the country on December 16 and according to his sister, Krishna Brijbassi, he would often stay at the property while on vacation.

The name of the property is the Sun Splash Hotel and Resort; it has not been in operation for some time.

Brijbassi said her brother had indicated that he and two friends were going to stay at the property for the duration of his trip to Guyana. She mentioned also that he had plans to do renovations on the property including installing more security features.

A team from the forensic department along with several detectives and police ranks were present at the scene up to late Friday afternoon. The bodies were subsequently removed from the scene.

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