Two accused in wedding house attempted murder freed


THE virtual complainant Ramnauth Sukhnandan and his relatives yesterday expressed dissatisfaction when the mixed jury at the Demerara Assizes found two brothers of the Farm squatting area, who had allegedly attacked him in 2006, not guilty of attempted murder, grievous bodily harm and assault.
They were discharged by Justice Roxanne George, who told them to ‘go in peace’.
The brothers, Naresh Singh, called ‘Baby’, and Mohan Harriram, called ‘Rocky’ were facing a  two-count indictment of attempted murder and grievous bodily harm.
The prosecutors, lawyers Konyo Sandiford and Mrs.  Judith Gildharie- Mursalin, led evidence to show that the virtual complainant was seriously injured in the attack; but defence counsel, Mr. Jailall Kissoon, Mr. Adrian Thompson and Mr. Satesh Kissoon discredited the prosecution evidence by artful cross-examination.
During her summing-up of the evidence to the jury, the judge explained the evidence and added a third count of assault to cause actual bodily harm to the indictment, but the jury found the men not guilty on all the counts.
An important aspect of the State’s case hinged on a medical examination which could not be supported.