Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Police investigating stabbing death of Barrackpore man

Police are trying to determine why 55-year-old Deoraj Persad, of St Croix Extension, Barrackpore, was stabbed to death.

Persad's decomposing body was found on Thursday afternoon off Cunjal Road, Barrackpore.

The autopsy was performed on Friday evening, at the Forensic Science Center.  It confirmed that Persad died as a result of stab wounds.

Police said that around 4.00 pm on Thursday a 28-year-old gardener was at his field when he detected a strong smell.

Upon investigating, he found Persad’s body on the eastern side of the roadway.

The body was only clad in a black jersey.

A post-mortem revealed that Persad had been stabbed to his neck, stomach, hands, and feet

Persad was last seen by relatives about a week prior to the discovery.

Police have no motive for this killing, as Persad was not known to engage in illegal activities, nor was he a man who displayed any wealth he may have had.

More on this as it becomes available.

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