Man who tried to flee Guyana charged for attempted murder
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Ganeshwar Sheocharran
Ganeshwar Sheocharran

GANESHWAR Sheocharran, who was arrested recently after leaving Guyana, and sent back by U.S. authorities, was, on Friday, remanded to prison for the attempted murder of his wife.

Sheocharran, a 27-year-old taxi driver of Miss Phoebe, Port Mourant, Berbice, appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

He was not required to plead to the charge which alleged that, on September 13, 2021, at Miss Phoebe, Port Mourant, he attempted to murder Sandrama Raju by setting her on fire. He was remanded to prison until October 6.

It is alleged that around 00:30 hrs on Monday, Sheocharran and his wife were involved in an argument at their Miss Phoebe, Port Mourant, house, when the woman took kerosene and poured it on herself.

Sheocharran, who is reportedly usually abusive to his wife, allegedly took a lighter and attempted to set Raju alight, but the lighter did not spark the first time. Not being satisfied, the suspect reportedly tried again and succeeded.

The fire quickly spread as she screamed in agony. In an attempt to extinguish the blaze, the terrified woman rolled on the ground, but by then most of her body had already sustained burns.

She was subsequently taken to the Port Mourant Hospital and later transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

Sheocharran escaped and managed to board a flight to the United States of America at 17:26 hrs on Tuesday, September 14.
However, the Guyana Police Force (GFP) contacted law enforcement officials in the U.S. and informed them that the suspect was wanted by the local police.

Having been informed of the issue, U.S. authorities quickly denied Sheocharran entry into the country and sent him back on a flight to Guyana, which arrived at 06:45 hrs on Wednesday.  He was then arrested and charged for the offence.

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