Father, daughter, neighbour to stand trial for beating fisherman to death

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Three persons on Monday pleaded not guilty to the murder of a 22-year-old East Bank Essequibo fisherman who was tied up and beaten to death in 2017 and are to stand trial as of Tuesday.

Mandy Sukhdeo, along with her father Surendra Sukhdeo and their neighbour Rean Ghani, were arraigned before Justice Navindra Singh at the Demerara High Court for murder.

The trio denied that on February 14 at Ruby, East Bank Essequibo, the trio murdered 22-year-old Shereffudeen Mohamed Nazamudeen called “Sheriff” of Good Hope, East Bank Essequibo.

A jury was empaneled, and the trial will commence Tuesday morning.

Dead: Shereffudeen Mohamed Nazamudeen

According to reports, Mandy and Nazamudeen were known to each other since they grew up together in the village of Ruby, also East Bank Essequibo.

It was alleged that Nazamudeen grabbed a bag from Sukhdeo and attempted to run away when she called out for her father.

Her father and Ghanie armed themselves with pieces of wood and dealt the young fisherman several lashes. They later tied him up and continue beating him.

Nazamudeen sustained several injuries about his body and was taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, where he subsequently died.

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