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A Homicide officer at the scene of the murder of Nayandra Deonarine on Baker Trace, Coalmine, Sangre Grande yesterday.

Police officers attached to the Sangre Grande Crime Investigation Department have made a breakthrough into the chopping to death of a 57-year-old egg vendor of Baker Trace, Coalmine, Sangre Grande.

One man has been arrested and warrants have been issued for seven others.

The body of Nayandra Deonarine, who sells eggs at the Sangre Grande market, was found by a male relative who went to drop his sister at the egg farm where she works.

The relative told police that around 8.15 am on Tuesday morning, he was turning his vehicle in Deonarine’s yard and discovered the body with chop wounds to the back of his head shoulder, back and the back of his two feet.

Sangre Grande police were contacted and officers led by ASP Jankie and Insp Joseph responded.

Relatives said that on Monday their brother had an altercation with a group of men from the village, who smashed the front and back windscreens of his vehicle and the right door’s window.

His sister said this is not the first time her brother was involved in a conflict.

About two weeks ago he was hospitalised after also being severely beaten by men.

The family suspects the same people were responsible for his murder.

His brother who was at his egg farm with employees said they did not near any screams and only found out about the murder when a relative told them.

The Local Government councillor for the area, Calvin Seecharan Councillor describe Seecharan as a charitable, quiet and respected man of this community.

The body was removed to the Sangre Grande Hospital mortuary from where it will be taken to the Forensic Science Centre St James for post mortem.

Ag Cpl Ali of Arouca Homicide Bureau, Region 11 is continuing investigation.