Livestock farmer gunned down in Berbice

first_imgThe body of Ramnarine Etwaru lying on the damRamnarine EtwaruThe body of an East Canje farmer was on Tuesday afternoon found on a dam in the canfield with what appeared to be gunshots wounds.Dead is Ramnarine Etwaru 38, also called “Bill” of Lot 84 Ganga ram Settlement East Canje. Reports are that the lifeless body of the livestock farmer was discovered by a fisherman who was looking for a suitable space to ply his trade.Etwaru’s body was found about 300 meters into the dam with his motorcycle lying next to it.  Initially, reports were that a man fell off of his motorcycle and was injured. Villagers rushed to the scene and discovered the man lying in a pool of blood.  Further investigations revealed that he might have been shot.Ramnarine lived in a two storied house which he recently built and moved from Suzanna Village, East Coast Berbice to do his life stock business.His wife; Rosie Hemraj remained in the village to see the couple’s 11-year-old son through Primary school.The dead man’s sister-in-law told this publication that Etwaru recently developed a portion of land which was gifted to him by his father-in-law and situated behind his new house. According to Sharadia Hemraj other livestock owners in the village were banned from going onto the land since Etwaru developed it.“They are mining thing and he don’t want them to get access to use it. They never use to use it before but since he build it up everybody want to use it; it is private property,” the woman related.Meanwhile, villagers say that the portion of land which Hemraj referred to, was being used as pasture to graze animals in the community in the past. According to them since Etwaru put in drainage and fenced a portion of the land, they have been prevented from using it to graze their animals.Hemraj suspects this might have something to do with her brother- in -law’s deathMeanwhile, acting Commander, Senior Superintendent Kevin Adonis told the Guyana Times that the police do not have a motive for the shooting of Etwaru, however, he assured that within hours investigators are expected to put together all of the pieces which led to the man’s death.Reports from the villagers who were the first to arrive at the scene indicate that there might have been more than one person who may have committed the crime. They noted fresh tracks coming from the canal.When this publication arrived on the scene, police had already combed the track several times to get to the canal in search of any evidence.last_img read more