Saturday 5 December, 2020

Autopsy to be performed on Chinese businessman’s body

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The autopsy for a Chinese businessman who was killed in a confrontation in Barataria on Sunday morning is expected to take place today. 

The autopsy was carded to take place yesterday but his relatives for the didn’t visit the center to confirm his identity of the victim. They are expected to visit the center later today so the autopsy can be done. 

Police said six Trinidadians, including two women and two Venezuelan nationals, were caught red-handed attempting to rob the owner and occupants of a supermarket in Barataria. 

According to a statement issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force, Barataria, and Morvant Police Stations, responded quickly and prevented the suspects from escaping from the Happiness Supermarket at Sixth Avenue in Barataria. 

Around 4 am that day, six men and two women armed with knives and cutlasses entered the supermarket and proceeded to the upper floor of the building where the owner and eight employees, all Chinese nationals, were asleep.  

The suspects attempted to rob the occupants but a struggle ensued. During the struggle, several people were stabbed and chopped. A report was made to the police who responded within minutes and caught the eight suspects red-handed. 

One Chinese national suffered serious injuries and was rushed to hospital where he died. Some of the suspects were also injured in the melee and had to be treated at hospital. 

Police said nothing was stolen from the supermarket. The Trinidadian suspects live at Morvant, Laventille and Belmont and police said they are checking the legal status of the two Venezuelans. 

Police said investigators will focus on murder and attempted robbery as enquiries are ongoing. 

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