Miner chopped to death at Sand Hill Backdam


A 37-year-old miner of Kaneville Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara was chopped to death sometime between 09:00hrs on Sunday and 09:00hrs on Monday at Sand Hill Backdam, Region Seven.

Dead is Ravindra Alfred. Police Headquarters reported that he was reportedly involved in an intimate relationship with the suspect’s fiancée.

According to the report, the suspect, a 27-year-old Venezuelan national and Alfred worked together at Sand Hill Backdam.

Alfred’s mother, 61-year-old Indra Singh, told investigators that on Sunday morning, her son and the suspect’s fiancée had breakfast together and then he left the mining camp en route to the Backdam.

After Alfred did not return on Monday, his mother went in search for him and was informed by several workers that her son’s motionless body was found at Sand Hill Backdam.

The woman then contacted the Bartica Police Station and reported the matter.

Police said Alfred was found lying on his back with chop wounds to the left hand, a gaping wound to the left side of the head above the ear, a gaping wound to the face extending from over the top lip to the right eye, and a gaping wound to the right side cheek.

Checks made for the suspect and his fiance proved futile. Investigations are ongoing.

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