The trial for a father and son accused of murdering a Mahaica accountant over the building of a fence on disputed land commenced this morning at the High Court in Georgetown.

Sukhdeo Dharamdat and his son, Eshwardat Dharamdat, pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on February 3, 2015, at Handsome Creek, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara, they murdered Suresh Nandkishore, an accountant.

The two murder accused are being represented by attorneys-at-law Brandon DeSantos and Alana Lall while the case for the prosecution is being presented by State Prosecutors Tuanna Hardy, Abigail Gibbs and Teriq Mohamed.

According to reports, the now dead man and two of his family members were in the process of erecting a fence when a heated argument ensued between them and the two accused.

Things later escalated into a fight during which it alleged that the older Dharamdat and his son attacked Nandkishore with a cutlass and two of the posts meant for the fence.

It is reported that Nandkishore, who sustained a cracked skull, was rushed to the hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The land on which the fence was being erected was the subject of a land dispute between the two families.


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