Four to be charged with murder of Haresh Singh


Nine months after his 12-year-old brother found him murdered, four persons are to be charged with the death of 17-year-old Haresh Singh.

The four persons who are currently in police custody are expected to be arraigned in the court on Wednesday. Police did not reveal the names of those to be charged.

A brief statement from Police Headquarters revealed that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) advised that charges are laid against the four.

Singh of Number 3 Village, West Coast Berbice, was found in a bloodied state on September 9, 2020, in the backdam. His motorcycle was also found torched.

A post mortem examination revealed that he died from brain hemorrhage and blunt trauma to the head, compounded by compression injuries to the neck.

He was killed in the height of heated protests over the deaths of two teens –  Isaiah and Joel Henry; they too were brutally murdered the weekend prior in the backlands.

Haresh’s grandfather and two of his uncles were arrested in relation to the murder of the Henry teens.

The family has always maintained that the men are innocent although they were arrested after it was revealed that they were also in the backdam on the day of the gruesome murder of the teens.

They were later released with no evidence found to tie them to the crime.  His death has always been regarded as retaliation for the murder of the Henry boys.

Only last week, the police issued a wanted bulletin for Gladwin Henry, a relative of the Henry boys, for questioning over the murder of Singh. He is likely to be one of the four persons to face charges after he turned himself in.

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