Block-maker, teenage son confess to killing, burning labourer

Last Updated on Friday, 6 October 2017, 18:51 by Denis Chabrol

Mahendra “Azad” Ghanie

A block-maker, his 14-year old son and one of his workers Friday confessed to killing a labourer  whose burnt remains were found in a hole earlier in the afternoon aback his place of employment,  Deputy Berbice Divisonal Commander,Edmond Cooper said.

The motive for the killing was not immediately known.

The block-maker’s sons, 23 and 14 years old, are also among those in custody assisting investigators with the circumstances leading to the killing of  21-year-old Mahendra Ghanie called “Azad”.

The burnt remains of a man believed to be those of the missing labourer were Friday afternoon unearthed behind his employer’s home at Number 55 Village, Corentyne.

The labourer has been missing since Monday after he left his 198 Bloomfield, Corentyne home for work.

Ghanie’s mother,  Indranie Seenarine, recalled that her son left home at around 5 PM on Monday for work and later that same evening called to say that he had arrived.

The hole where relatives said they unearthed burnt bones of Mahendra Ghanie called “Azad”

However, family members began suspecting something was amiss after several calls over the next days went unanswered. “He call Monday and seh mommy me reach. Then now Tuesday we call and he nah answer he phone. So we think he working. But then now Wednesday, we call again and he nah answer and I feel like something happen to meh son”.

Seenarine related to Demerara Waves Online that she made several reports to the No. 51 and Whim Police Stations. After not given the satisfaction needed, family members decided to the venture to his place of work on Thursday.
The missing man’s brother, Razack Ghanie relayed that upon reaching the scene, they saw the main suspect’s son who immediately fled after spotting them. “The man son run away soon as he see we come and we go back and tell the police all this but they ain’t come back with we to search or nothing”.

The older Ghanie they then returned to the scene on Friday to conduct a second search with hopes of finding evidence that his brother was there. It was then that they stumbled a upon a hole situated next to a pile of ashes behind the man’s home.

Becoming curious, the man’s brother took a stick and began poking around the hole and made the shocking discovery of several burnt bones of all different sizes hidden beneath ashes.  “Well we go back and search on Friday

and so we search bout ah hour then we see this hole next to pile ah ash. And me tek a stick and juk juk in the hole and find like about five piece ah bone inside”.

The police were then summoned to the scene and upon further search discovered burnt pieces of clothing, a burnt phone cover, a hammock and discarded bottle of insulin among other pieces of bones.

According to Ghanie, his brother only worked for the suspect for four months and during that time, he was accused of stealing a sim card.

Mahendra Ghanie resided in Bloomfield with his mother, two sisters and one brother. Police are continuing the investigation.