A pump attendant attached to the Rose Hall Sugar Estate was on Friday remanded to prison for the murder of 59-year-old Angraj Indrapaul.
32-year-old Tharun Balgobin was hauled before Magistrate Renita Singh in the New Amsterdam Magistrate's Court and was not required to plead to the indictable charge.
The charge against Balgobin is that between August 4 and 5 at the Rose Hall Estate, he murdered the 59-year-old man.
The murder accused is being represented by Attorney-at-Law Mursaline Bacchus, and the matter was adjourned to September 7.
On August 5, Indrapaul of Betsy Ground, East Canje Berbice, was fished out from the pump station canal after he was reported to have fallen over in a suspected accident while carrying out his duties.
Four days after Indrapaul’s body was discovered, Balgobin was arrested after a Post Mortem Examination (PME) revealed that the man was murdered.
MTV News Update previously reported that the security guard and the accused had a misunderstanding, during which a scuffle ensued.
Balgobin then armed himself with a metal rake to hit the 59-year-old man but was unsuccessful. As a result, he grabbed the man and choked him until he stopped breathing.
He then proceeded to dump the man’s body at the sluice’s mouth. The body was found at about 9:00h after family members launched a search party after he did not go home.