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3 committed to High Court for trial

first_imgGreenwich Park stabbingThe three men charged with killing 22-year-old Dewaun Baksh of Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), on New Year’s 2016 were all committed to stand trial in the High Court when they appeared at the Leonora Magistrate’s Courts on Monday.Dead: Dewaun BakshRocky Lallu, 28; Dhanraj Goberdhan, 30; and Abdool Hussain heard that a prima facie case was made out against them, and as such, they will stand trial in the High Court before a Judge and jury at the next sitting of the Demerara Assizes.On January 1, 2016, at Greenwich Park, East Bank Essequibo, at about 21:30h, Baksh was picked up and rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The young man, who had returned to Guyana after five years to celebrate Christmas with his family, left home in the company of two of his brothers to celebrate the New Year.They reportedly left home at about 17:40h to visit Bushy Park, Parika, but subsequently went to Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara and then to a popular shop in Greenwich Park.Abdool Hussain and Rocky LalluHowever, while there, Rafeek Baksh, the youngest of the three brothers recognised a man whom reportedly had a relationship with his sister some years ago. The man was with a group of men.Rafeek reportedly approached and asked the man if he remembered him to which the man answered “no”.One of the men from the group misinterpreted what was asked and proceeded to use abusive language towards Rafeek. Dewaun approached and enquired of his brother if he was ok and as they turned to walk away, they were attacked by the group of men with glass bottles.Dhanraj GoberdhanIt was during the attack that one of the men broke a glass bottle and stabbed Dewaun about his body.Lallu, Goberdhan and Hussain were later picked up and charged for the murder.last_img

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