Overseas-based Guyanese found murdered in Canje

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A 60-year-old man was on Tuesday found murdered in his home at Reliance, Canje, Berbice

Dead is Hemraj Pardessi.
Three men and one woman have since been arrested for the crime.

Police said investigation thus far revealed that Hemraj Pardessi is an overseas-based Guyanese who returned to Guyana during the early part of July 2021 and was residing alone at the above mentioned location.

He was last seen alive and well by his nephew on the said date, in the company of another male.


Police who responded to the crime scene discovered the body of Hemraj Pardessi was found lying face down motionless with what appears to be blood coming from his nose, and duct tape around his neck. Severals traces of what appears to be blood was seen on the step leading to the upper flat.

The entire upper flat of the house was ransacked.

The deceased was pronounced dead by a doctor at 02:15hrs and the body is presently at the Arokium Funeral Home awaiting PME. Further intelligence-led investigations led to the arrest of the four suspects as
investigations continue.

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