Venezuelan Murder Suspect 27 Years old Carlos Rodriguez also known as Carlos Da Silva, a Gold Miner of Tuschen New Scheme, East Bank Essequibo,was arrested on Tuesday, November 15th,2022 and charged for the Offence of Murder committed on Ravindra Alfred, which occurred on Sunday, November 13th,2022 at the Sand Hill Backdam, in the Number Four Cuyuni Gold Mining District, of Region Seven.

Murder Suspect Carlos Rodriguez

On Friday Afternoon, November 18th, 2022 at around 14:30 Hrs.,the Venezuelan Murder Suspect appeared at the Bartica Town Magistrate’s Court before presiding Magistrate Her Worship, Madame Crystal Lambert where the Charge of Murder was read to him, he was not required to enter a Plea to the indictable Charge, and was remanded to Prison.
The Matter was then stood adjourned, to the Date of December 22nd, 2022 for the filing of Statements.

Bartica Town Magistrate’s Court Building.

It was previously reported that the Police are investigating an alleged Murder, that had occurred at the Sand Hill Backdam, in the Number Four Cuyuni Gold Mining District, in Region Seven, during the period of 09:00 Hrs., on Sunday, November, 13th, 2022, and 09:00 hrs on Monday, November 14th, 2022, that involved the now deceased Ravindra Alfred, a 37-Years-old Gold Miner who resided at First Street, Kaneville Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara. The Suspect was a 27 Years old Male Venezuelan National.

Initial Police Investigations revealed that the deceased and the Suspect were Associates, and had worked in close proximity at the Sand Hill Backdam. It is alleged that the now deceased man had an intimate relationship with the Suspect’s Fiancé, a Female Venezuelan National, for some time.

Deceased Ravindra Alfred

The Mother of the deceased, 61-Year-old Ms. Indra Singh, subsequently stated that on the Date of November 13th, 2022 at around 09:00 Hrs., she and her now deceased son were in their mining Camp at the Sand Hill Landing, when the Suspect’s Fiancé came, and had Breakfast with them, thereafter, the Woman and Alfred, left the Camp en route to the Backdam.

Indra Singh had also stated further that on Monday, November 14th, 2022 at around 09:00 Hrs., she went in search of her son who had not returned from the Backdam. She was then informed by Several Workers that her son’s motionless body was found at Sand Hill Backdam with injuries about his body, as a consequence , she called the Bartica Town’s Police Station, and reported the Matter.

Police subsequently arrived at the Scene, and the deceased body was seen lying on the back, cladded in a White T-Shirt and Brown Three-Quarter Pants, and was barefooted.

The body was examined and the following Wounds were seen: a Laceration to the Left Hand, a gaping Wound to the Left Side of the Head above the Ear, a gaping Wound to the Face extending from over the top Lip to the Right Eye, and a gaping Wound to the Right Side Cheek.

Edward Anthony Persaud


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