Four persons have been arrested and are assisting with the ongoing investigation into the double-murder committed on Melissa Arokium, a 31-year-old self-employed woman of Lot 189 Mangrove Street, Rose Hall Town, Corentyne, Berbice, and her son Anthony Arokium, an 8-year-old student of Port Mourant Primary School.

The double-murder occurred on 2023-09-23 between 06:30 hrs and 13:30 hrs at the above-mentioned address.

The following persons were arrested and are assisting the Police with the investigation:

1. The brother who resided with the victims — namely, Serrana Arokium called ‘Foody’ , a 33-year-old Cane-harvester.

2. The brother that discovered the body of the victims — Nicholas Arokium, called ‘Nico’, a 26-year-old Vendor.

3. The boyfriend of the victim, Shailendra Umrao, a 37-year-old of Belvedere, Corentyne Berbice.

4. The neighbour of the victim, Deo Naris, a 38-year-old ‘DJ’ of Mangrove Street, Rose Hall Town, Corentyne Berbice.

Investigations so far indicate that Melissa Arokium sustained multiple chopped wounds to the back of her neck, one wound to the left waist and one chopped wound to the left upper hand.

Examination conducted on the body of Anthony Arokium revealed he had several chop wounds to his right side, head, and face.

The bodies were escorted yesterday to the Port Mourant Hospital and certified dead by a doctor on duty. The bodies are at Arokium’s Funeral Home, awaiting PME.

Investigations are ongoing.


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