THE body of Nitinder Omrawsingh, a Surinamese said to be around 35-40 years old, was discovered with a bullet wound to his head on the Number 63, Corentyne Beach on Monday afternoon.
The man was positively identified by Suriname authorities and a Guyana Chronicle source in Suriname has confirmed that the man was recently fingered in a major drug bust in the Dutch-speaking country where 2344 kilos of cocaine was confiscated by authorities over there, and he is believed to have been executed regarding same. The discovery was made by police ranks who were on regular patrol around the beach area at approximately 16:20hrs.
At the time of the discovery, the man of East Indian descent was wearing a blue armless shirt, a pair of black American Eagle track pants and a pair of black sneakers. From all indications, the man was taken to the beach where he was executed. Police related that a spent shell was also found at the scene. The act is believed to have been carried out a short time before the body was discovered. Tire marks were still visible leading to where the body was found. A mobile phone was found next to the man’s head while less than US$400 was found in his pocket. Sources have indicated that the man appears to be from Suriname and clearly robbery was not the motive.
Detectives along with several officers from within the Corentyne district were at the scene as crime-scene detectives conducted their investigation. The body was removed by the Persaud’s Funeral Home and taken to the Skeldon Hospital Mortuary where it is awaiting a post-mortem examination.