Venezuelan national remanded for murder of Kilcoy man


A Venezuelan national was Monday remanded to prison for the murder of 42-year-old Chetram Ramjattan of Kilcoy Settlement, Corentyne, Berbice.

Simon Wills, 28, a chicken farm laborer, appeared virtually at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Peter Hugh and was charged with the capital offense of murder.

It is alleged that Wills, between November 25 and 30, 2023, at Fyrish Village, Corentyne, Berbice, he murdered Ramjattan called ‘Buck Crab’.

He was not required to enter a plea and was remanded to prison until December 27, 2023.

Chetram Ramjattan’s body was found in the area shown in the photo (Photo: News Room/November 30, 2023)

A post mortem examination conducted on the remains Ramjattan revealed that he died from blunt trauma to the head and a fractured skull.

Ramajattan’s butchered body was found in a drain in the neigbouring community of Fyrish Village in the vicinity of the Arjune’s Chicken Farm on November 30.

The drain is located at the back of the property where the suspect lived.

Ramjattan left his sister’s house on November 25 and was not heard from or seen until his body was discovered. Reports indicate that he and some Venezuelan nationals had a misunderstanding during which he was beaten and chopped to death. His face and head were completely disfigured and there were numerous chop wounds about the body.

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