Teen accused in Black Bush murders attempts prison escape

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Jairam Chetram attempted to escape from the New Amsterdam prison

EIGHTEEN-year-old Jairam Chetram, main accused in the Black Bush Polder triple murder, attempted to escape from the New Amsterdam Prison on Tuesday last, and not for the first time.According to police sources, an alarm was raised after an on-duty prison officer noticed an individual walking on the prison roof at about 23:00hrs. Alert officers quickly got into action, recapturing the teen and placing him in a different location.

A closer examination of the area revealed that boards from Chetram’s cell had been partially removed and a section of the zinc had been taken out.

This newspaper was reliably informed that this is not Chetram’s first attempted prison break, as he had tried to escape with other inmates on two previous occasions.

And the three other prisoners who were in the cell with Chetram have also been relocated.

It is believed that Chetram was the trigger man in the slaying of the trio who had gone on a fishing trip in Cocorite Savannah at Black Bush Polder, Corentyne between July 21 and July 22. (Nafeeza Yahya)