Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum has confirmed that the charred remains that were found on August 20, 2020, at Moleson Creek are those of 23-year-old Nicholas Jaipaul.
Blanhum, in an invited comment with this publication, stated that the samples which were sent to the Guyana Forensic Science Laboratory (GFSL) recently came back.
Jaipaul went missing from the Number 69 Village, Corentyne home of his grandfather, where he stayed since arriving in Guyana.
His grandfather, after whom he was named, received a phone call on August 17, 2020, stating that his grandson was kidnapped. He contacted Police who went to his home. Police said that there was no forced entry, but family members insisted that he was abducted.
However, following initial investigations, Police arrested the two maids who worked for Jaipaul’s grandfather and the son of one of the maids who later admitted to Police that the young man was murdered as revenge against his grandfather, who has an ongoing court matter with a rice farmer who cultivates land he rents from the senior Jaipaul.
It was reported that after Police interrogated the maid’s son, he told them that he was hired to carry out the act. He subsequently led them to Moleson Creek where the charred remains were discovered in an open spot behind the thick overgrowth lining the lonely roadway.
However, on August 28, 2020, Monasar Beharry, also known as “Brickhead,” Aszim Shivgobin called “Blackie,” and Charran Sheehan called “Vickey” were arraigned before Magistrate Alex Moore in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and were jointly charged for the capital offence of murder