GUYANA — A cattle farmer, his 19-year-old laborer and a 16-year-old boy were denied bail and remanded to prison over the murder of a 21-year-old Berbice resident whose body parts were found in two shallow graves last week.
Mahendra Ghanie, also known as ‘Azad’, of Bloomfield, Corentyne, was murdered some time between October 2nd and October 6th in the village Number 55.
Bharrat Ramsaywack, also known as ‘Bobby’, 44, Mohanlall Suesankar also known as ‘Razor Blade’, and the teen, whose name is withheld for legal reasons, all appeared at the Springlands Magistrate Court before Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh.
They appeared without a lawyer and were not required to plead to the charge.
Ramsaywack and Suesankar were remanded to prison, while the 16-year-old was remanded to the Juvenile Detention Centre located in Sophia. The 16-year-old accused is reportedly the businessman’s son. The trio will return to court on October 18.
According to the Guyana Chronicle, as the men made their way outside the courtroom, the family members of Ghanie were unable to contain their emotions. Fazil Ghanie, the father of Azad asked: “Which one of y’all kill me son”?
Without showing any emotion or remorse Ramsaywack shouted: “Is me kill he! Is me kill he!”
According to the Stabroek News, Ghanie, a young man who recently started working with Ramsaywack, was last heard from by relatives on Monday Oct 7th, when he told them he had arrived at his boss’ house in Number 55 Village, Corentyne.
However, after calls to Ghanie’s cell phone went unanswered the next day, his family became worried. It was on the Wednesday morning after his disappearance that the man’s relatives became suspicious and headed to Number 55 Village to search. During the search, residents told Ghanie’s relatives the youth’s boss was seen lighting a “big fire” in the cemetery behind his house.
After residents related the information about the fire to the police, Ghanie’s boss and one of his workers were arrested on Thursday. After his arrest, residents said they noticed another fire being lit.
On Friday afternoon, what appeared to be the burnt remains of Ghanie were discovered in the shallow graves behind the cattle farmer’s house.
Some residents claimed that Ramsaywack and his co-accused may have killed Ghanie over two missing goats.
Meanwhile, the relatives of Ghanie are appealing for financial assistance to offset his funeral expenses. Persons desirous of assisting can call them on 602-3746 or 603-9349.