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Guyanese-Canadian Murdered In Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, December 31, 2019 (CMC) – Police are investigating the murders of Canadian-based Guyanese, Vivekanand Narpatty, 71, and another person, after their decomposing bodies were found at the now-defunct Sun Splash Hotel in Corentyne, east of here, last Friday.

Police said that Narpatty had arrived, here, on December 19, with the intention of renovating the property. He and his wife had intended to return to Guyana to live.

The authorities have not yet been able to identify the other person, but media reports say he was called “Diamond”.

The police are working on the theory that the men may have been killed, several days ago, based on the state of decomposition of their bodies. The bodies were found on the upper-flat of the two-storey building and bore marks of violence.

Media reports said that two of Narpatty’s toes were cut off from his left foot, and that the unidentified man was found bound — with his hands behind his back — to a post on the balcony.  His left foot was severed and missing from the crime scene.

Blood was splattered across the wall and body parts were scattered about the house.

A relative of Narpatty, said her brother, since childhood, dreamed of owning a hotel by the beach and living there with his family. After investing over CAD$200,000, he finally built the facility and moved his family to Guyana, but the business was not profitable, so he went back to Canada to live.

He eventually closed the business, but came back recently to Guyana to renovate the property, as he had planned to return again to Guyana to live. Investigators also found a number of documents scattered on the balcony of the property.

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