Pensioner killed at Berbice Dharam Shala


An investigation has been launched into the murder of a 62-year-old resident of the Fort Canje Dharam Shala, New Amsterdam Berbice.

The facility caters for the elderly.

Dead is Dharamdeo Singh. The suspect, who has since been arrested, has been identified as Mohamed Khan, 70, also a resident of the Dharam Shala.

According to the Police, the incident took place Sunday at about 21:00 hrs. A resident of the facility claimed that he saw the suspect enter the ward with a piece of wood in hand and an argument ensued between the suspect and Singh.

It is alleged that the suspect walked up to Singh, who was on his bed and lashed him about the body several times.

The victim was rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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