Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Calls for joint police and army patrols following farmer's killing

Mayaro MP Rushton Paray is calling on the Minister of National Security to adhere to the request of farmers and vendors, who are appealing for joint police and army patrols in the Rio Claro area, following the death of farmer Radhay Krishna Mahabir on Monday.

Mahabir was at his home when bandits entered and robbed him.

The armed men shot him before fleeing the scene.

Paray, in a statement said the incident has left the community traumatized.

As a result, he said farmers and vendors are pleading for joint police and army patrols.

“This has left farmers and market vendors concerned and distressed as they are appealing for a joint police and army patrol to weed out criminal elements in the region. MP Paray reiterates his distress that what was considered to be safe communities is now under siege by criminal elements; and is therefore calling on the Honorable Minister of National Security to adhere to the request of the plighted farmers to restore safety in the community,’’ he said.

Noting the recent robberies in the San Pedro area, the Mayaro MP also appealed to street vendors and farmers to exercise extreme caution as he said they are now placed in a higher risk category.

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