16-Y-0 alleged mastermind in #63 Beach murders remanded

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The 16-year-old alleged mastermind behind the murders of two men at the Sunsplash Holiday Beach Resort, located at #63 Village, Corentyne Berbice, was on Tuesday arraigned at the Juvenile Court at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

The teen, who hails from the #65 Village, appeared before Magistrate Annette Singh and was not required to plea to the capital offence.

He is accused of murdering Canada-based Guyanese, 71-year-old Vivekanand Narpatty and his employee, Harry Persaud called ‘Guana’ between December 19- 27, 2019.

The teen, who was represented by Attorney-at-law Paul Fung-A-Fat, was remanded to prison until February 12, 2020, and the matter was transferred to the #51 Magistrate’s Court.

On Monday, 46-year-old Alvin Druean of #65 Village appeared before the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and was charged with the same offence. He was also remanded.

The badly decomposed bodies of Narpatty and Persaud were discovered on December 27, 2019, at the Sunsplash Holiday Beach Resort.

Ranks from the Major Crimes Unit of the Guyana Police Force made a breakthrough in the case after they arrested approximately six persons in the latter part of January.

The teen, who was the first to be arrested, reportedly confessed to investigators and implicated Druean as his accomplice.

The News Room had previously reported that Narpatty was on vacation in Guyana and was staying at the Resort, which he once operated. The business was no longer functioning, and his relatives said it was his intention to renovate the facility.

Police revealed that Narpatty was found dead with two toes from his left foot severed; one was seen next to his body and the other was not located.

Narpatty was wearing a red t-Shirt and a pair of brown short pants.

Persaud was found 15 feet away from Narpatty’s body. Both hands were tied behind the back and onto a post in the balcony; the right foot was also bounded to the said post with a rope. The left foot was completely severed from the ankle.

 

The body was facing downward; he was clad in a short brown pants only.

Police found blood spattered on the wall and floor of the southeastern bedroom which was occupied by Narpatty. Both bodies were in a highly decomposed state.

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