PROTESTS: Grandson of suspect in murder of cousins dies after beating; chopping

—-  police say motorbike also torched


Haresh Singh

A 17-year-old boy, who is the grandson of one of the suspects in custody over the murder of Joel and Isaiah Henry, died today after he was found with head injuries and chop wounds along the Number 2 backdam.

Dead is Haresh Singh, also known as ‘Raj’  17, Lot 8, Number 3 Village, West Coast Village.

Stabroek News was told that his body was discovered just around 12 today.       

He was rushed to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital where he died shortly after.

The police this afternoon issued the following statement:

It is confirmed that Haresh Singh, age 17, of Number 3 Village, West Coast Berbice was killed during the morning of Wednesday 09 September, 2020.

Information received so far is that the victim left home on his motorcycle to attend his farm in the Backdam of No. 3 Vilage, West Coast Berbice, sometime after his relatives saw smoke arising from the said backdam and left to enquire when the discovered the body of Haresh Singh lying motionless and bleeding from the nose.  His motor cycle was also discovered burnt.

Police are in the ground and continuing the investigation.
Kaieteur News Report:
According to information released by police, the teen left home on his motorcycle to attend to his farm in the village. Sometime after, his relatives noticed smoke coming from the backdam area. Upon checking, they found Singh lying unconscious and bleeding from his nose. He was taken to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital where he succumbed.
Kaieteur News was later told that the teen is the relative of three of the suspects currently in police custody for the double murder of teenage boys Isaiah Henry and Joel Henry.
Singh’s sister, Amrita Singh, said that there are reports that some men from Number Five Village had beaten and chopped her brother in the backdam. According to the woman, her brother had ventured to the backdam on his motorcycle to take water for some labourers.
“Like around 12:00 he had to go down to the backdam to carry down water and shortly after we get message that somebody beat he…he head knock and he was bleeding from he ears and nose,” the sister said.
At the New Amsterdam Hospital where Singh was taken, his uncle told reporters that he got the message around 11:00hrs that Singh was beaten in the backdam. A relative stated that prior to Singh’s death, his home was stoned by protesters who had issued threats after finding out that his grandfather and two other relatives were arrested for the Henry boys’ murder.
Up to press time, Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum said that no-one has been arrested in connection with the vicious crime. Investigations are ongoing into the matter.
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  • brandli62  On 09/10/2020 at 5:25 am

    The savage killing have to stop! People need to find jobs and the youth needs to be educated and receive vocational training.

    • Kman  On 09/10/2020 at 2:25 pm

      That is a good start but the so called educated folks are the ones stirring up trouble. Corruption, bribery, favouritism, nepotism, among other things have to be addressed.

      • William  On 09/10/2020 at 3:19 pm

        Kman but your second sentence will have to start with the current government who was well schooled for 23 years in all those disciplines.

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 09/10/2020 at 2:05 pm

    With posts like these, I hestitate to click “like.” Revenge killings never end.

  • Kman  On 09/10/2020 at 6:55 pm

    It happened in previous PNC governments also, and sometimes quite blatantly

    • William  On 09/10/2020 at 10:38 pm

      You need to come with a different tune because the PNC jingle is outdated. Jagdeo is dealing with people of this generation…..remember the year 2020??? Cheddi is dead and Burnham is dead and have been for years. The problem now lies within this government and Jagdeo. A lot of these protesters were either not born or just children during the Cheddi and Burnham era so they have no axe to grind with them. What they do remember is 23 years of PPP rule, 12 of which was under Jagdeo and his reign of terror. So there lies the problem and it’s one that better get fixed FAST if Guyana is to survive as a nation.

  • Mooki dunster  On 09/11/2020 at 4:15 pm

    This is very sad ….to read this article

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