RELATIVES believe that foul play was involved in the death of a rice farmer whose lifeless body was found at the Reliance backdam, Region Two, early Tuesday morning.
Narendra Seecharran, 29, of Mainstay Village was found by relatives who had reported him missing on Monday afternoon. The last contact anyone had with him was when he was heading to Lima/Sparta to conduct a routine check on his rice field.
His body was discovered miles away from where he was heading. Relatives used his Google account to track his exact location.
Several grief-stricken relatives, who spoke with the Guyana Chronicle, were adamant that foul play was involved. They are claiming that he was murdered by persons he had a recent incident with at Lima/Sparta. It is alleged that while the deceased was spraying his crop, some of the vapour made its way into neighbouring rice fields and caused damage to those crops.
According to the relatives, Seecharran opted to settle the matter by compensating the affected rice farmers.
Guyana Chronicle was informed that one person is in police custody and five others were questioned by investigators.
Meanwhile, Subrina Seecharran recalled that her brother left home around 17:30 hrs on Monday to check on his field but never returned. She said relatives tried calling him but when he did not answer their countless calls, they became worried.
“He doesn’t drink, he doesn’t sport. He goes to the backdam and he does come home early. When we noticed time passed, we knew something was amidst, he does always answer the phone,” the tearful woman said. She related that they decided to track the location of his phone via his Google account and the location led them to the Reliance backdam.
On arrival at the location, his motorcycle was first discovered. They later noticed his boots and then his body. His entire body was covered in mud and the motorcycle was also muddy, Subrina said. According to relatives, his belongings were found some distance from his body.
The deceased was the second son of his parents and was described as a loyal and loving person.
Relatives are uneasy and are calling for a thorough investigation into the matter as they believed that Seecharran was murdered. They were adamant that he was not a suicidal person.
The body is at the Suddie Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.