KADAR RAMSINGH. (Image courtesy TTPS)

A 40-year-old man, who was charged with murder of a labourer and wounding of a female relative, was remanded into custody on Friday November 12th, after appearing virtually before a Siparia Magistrate.

An official statement from the Police Service reports that KADAR RAMSINGH, of St. John Branch Trace, South Oropouche, was charged with murder and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm by WPC Aphesia Valdez of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) Region Three on November 11th.

RAMSINGH was charged with the offences following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC.

According to police reports, at 5 pm on Monday 1st November 2021, a man was providing brush-cutting services at a house located in South Oropouche where he was confronted by a man who allegedly chopped him about the body.

A woman, who also was at the home, allegedly was chopped several times about her body. The suspect then fled the scene.

The wounded man, who later succumbed to the injuries sustained, was identified as 37-year-old Premnath Maraj.

The suspect later surrendered himself to police and was arrested by officers of the South-Western Division. He was charged subsequently with the offences.

The investigation was spearheaded by Superintendent (Ag.) Sean Dhillpaul, and supervised by Inspector (Ag.) Ian Rebeiro.  Legal Advisor, PC Kyrn Lewis, provided guidance during the course of the investigation.