Berbice Youth Chopped to Pieces, Burnt in Cemetery


Businessman, Son Confess to Killing

GUYANA – Police in Berbice are investigating a shocking incident in which a young laborer was reportedly chopped to pieces and burnt in a burial ground at Number 55 Village on the Corentyne Coast on Friday.

According to reports, a block-maker, his 14-year old son and one of his workers Friday confessed to killing the laborer – Mahendra Ghanie called ‘Azad’. Ghanie was employed by the block-maker.

The motive for the killing was not immediately known. However, a News Room online report said Ghanie left his home on Monday, October 2, at Bloomfield Village on the Corentyne to visit his employer at Number 55 Village, who owed him some money. However, he was never seen or heard from since.

The News Room reported that persons in the area noticed large fire on Thursday in the vicinity of the Number 55 burial ground but did not take it seriously.

The man’s relatives were told about the fire when they visited the area to search for him. However, on Friday detectives visited the area and recovered a cellular phone and skeletal remains at two locations where the fires were observed.

Ghanie’s brother, Razack, was reported by the Demerara Waves online as saying his brother only worked for the suspect for four months and during that time, he was accused of stealing a sim card.

Mahendra Ghanie resided in Bloomfield with his mother, two sisters and one brother.