3 in custody as Police probe intensifies
Cattle ranch murderThree persons are now in custody as Police continue to investigate the fatal shooting of Harrinarine Samaroo, also known as “Ding”, 51, of Betsy Ground Village, East Canje, Berbice.Dead: Harrinarine SamarooThe cattle rancher’s body was on June 4 discovered at a cattle ranch at New Forest, East Canje Berbice with suspected gunshot wounds to the neck and left ear. Reports are that the body also had what appeared to be an exit wound to the head.Police initially arrested the son of the power of attorney to the ranch, one Bascom, who was at the ranch at the time of the shooting. He reportedly told investigators that, on June 3, he was in the two-storey zinc house while Samaroo had gone to the washroom, when he heard Samaroo calling him. The Police were also told that someone had opened the door and lashed Bascom simultaneously with the sound of what appeared to be a gunshot.Bascom told Police that he jumped out of a window and fled to the bushes, where he hid. He subsequently left the area and made his way to the Reliance Police Station, where he reported that Samaroo had been shot.But Samaroo’s sister is questioning how Bascom knew that her brother had been shot if he did not go back to the camp.Police arrested Bascom after Samaroo’s body was discovered at about 13:30h on Monday, in a crouching position some twenty feet away from the camp.Police also arrested two other persons – both of whom were employed by a Canada-based Guyanese to oversee a large herd of cattle in the backlands.Meanwhile, as Police continue to investigate, it has been discovered that cattle were reported missing from the ranch.The investigation continues.