Heeman Gocool and Khemraj Persaud, were this afternoon committed to stand trial in the High Court for the murder of a Samatta Point, Grove, East Bank Demerara handyman, who was found dead with a wound to the lower abdomen last February.

The men were not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on February 13, 2019 at Samatta Point, Grove, they murdered 53-year-old Rohan Persaud also known as ‘Ravi’ and ‘Kanhai’.

This afternoon, when the matter was called, Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty ruled that having considered the prosecution’s evidence, the court is of the opinion that a sufficient case had been made out against the defendants. Hence, they were committed to stand trial at the next practicable sitting of the Demerara Assizes.

According to information, on the date in question, the men were said to be in the company of the now dead man.

Police believe that the 53-year-old man was slain at Back Street, Grove, East Bank Demerara. His body bore a wound to the lower abdomen.

Neighbours of Back Street, Grove Housing Scheme said that Persaud was seen around 18.00 hrs the day prior, drinking with two men at a nearby culvert.

A report was then made, an investigation was carried out and the Gocool and Persaud were arrested and charged.


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