A NO-CASE submission was on Wednesday overruled by Magistrate Charlyn Artiga at the #51 Magistrate’s Court, who called upon the five men to lead their defence in the preliminary inquiry (PI) into the murder of Berbice carpenter, Faiyaz Narinedatt.
Facing the PI for allegedly murdering Narinedatt between October 31 and November 1, 2016, at Number 70 Village, Berbice, are: Orlando Dickie, Radesh Motie, Diodath Datt, Harri Paul Parsram, and Niran Yacoob.
Overseas-based Guyanese Marcus Bisram, 28, was charged in absentia also for the murder of Narinedatt. He is currently in the United States before a New York judge facing extradition proceedings.
On Wednesday, Magistrate Artiga overruled a no-case submission made by defence attorneys, Bernard DaSilva, Sanjeev Datadin and Siand Dhurjon. The matter has been adjourned until September 28 for defence.
Police had initially labelled the case as a ‘hit and run’ accident, but Narinedatt’s relatives had always been adamant that ‘the accident’ was staged by persons known to them.
Reports alleged that after beating the man, the men placed the lifeless body into the trunk of a car and dumped it on the public road. They then drove over the body to make it appear as an accident.
It is alleged also that the murder stemmed from a sexual advance made by the host of the party towards Nariendatt. This publication understands from a source that Narinedatt was urinating when the U.S.-based businessman approached him and tried to touch his private parts. Narinedatt became upset and accosted the businessman by slapping him twice. The businessman then reportedly ordered one of his bodyguards to “get rid of him,” and that he (businessman) “will deal with it.”
Meanwhile, Bisram’s mother and sister are currently on trial before a senior magistrate at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court for attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Shinella Indarally, 45, and Mary Anne Lionel, 25, both of Lot 171 Section ‘B’ Number 71 Village, Corentyne, were charged for deliberately attempting to obstruct the course of justice. It was reported that they offered a police corporal $4 million to release the five men who were detained for the murder of Narinedatt, and to cease efforts to apprehend Bisram.