Saturday 19 October, 2019

Whiteland man in court for murder

A 37-year-old man is due in court today for the April 2017 murder of a Penal man.

Rishi Gopie, 37, of Coorsal Road, Whiteland is expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate for the April 18, 2017 murder of Daveanand Ramsingh.

Charges were laid against Ramsingh after instructions given by Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul, on Sunday.

Ramsingh, 53, of Mathura Avenue, Penal-Quinam Road, Penal, was found lying on the roadway close to his home, with chop wounds to the head, following an altercation he had with another man.

He was taken to hospital where he died.

Investigations were led by Insp. Darryl Coorie, of Homicide Bureau of Investigations, Region 3, while Gopie was charged by PC Kevon Nelson, on Sunday.

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