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Updated: Four arrested for hacking businessman, wife to death at Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice

The house at Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice where the couple was killed.

The house at Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice where the couple was killed.

Four men were Saturday arrested in Bush Lot Village, West Coast Berbice in connection with the killing of a businessman and his reputed wife hours earlier

Dead are Arthur Doodnauth Rajkumar, 81 years, and his reputed wife Diane Chamanlall who is in her 40s.

The incident occurred at Middle Dam at about 3 AM.

Police said that acting on a report received police ranks went to the home and as they approached the building three men were seen jumping over a fence on the premises. The police gave chase but the men managed to escape.

Upon checking the house which was ransacked, the ranks found businessman Rajkumar and Chamanlall with multiple chop wounds about their bodies. They were taken to the Fort Wellington Hospital where Rajkumar was pronounced dead on arrival and Chamanlall succumbed while receiving medical attention.

Four men have been arrested and are in police custody assisting with the investigations.

Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that one of the suspects was caught while washing blood from his body.

Blanhum said robbery appeared to be the motive. He said police responded promptly to a report but the  men fled the scene leaving behind several items, including cigarettes, packed up to be carted off.

  • SYL

    Catch them, court them, once proven guilty beyond a doubt, HANG THEM HIGH.Save tax payers the agony.

  • Ah Nanimus

    The people are sitting ducks with the stupid gun laws that Guyana have. CRIMINALS DO NOT FOLLOW GUN LAWS. It’s the people who are left at their mercy as the gun laws get stricter and stricter. Allow the people to buy guns after passing strict background checks.

    A gun is the great equalizer between the physically and numerically powerful and the disadvantaged. It doesn’t guarantee one will win the battle but it sure gives you a chance. As it stands now the people are defenseless and being brutalized left and right and the callous politicians don’t give a hoot.


    • Dharamkumar02

      You know I might have to agree with you. Guns don’t kill. It is the people behind the gun that kill. The govt should give people the right to own a gun, but before so, they they are approved, their background check must be vigorous and they must have intensive training to use a gun. Now there is no excuse because ballistics can prove and identify a weapon.

  • Dharamkumar02

    Again if found guilty, HANG THEM.This is the only solution for these murderers. It is the only deterrent that really will work.