Shrimp vendor murdered
Azimoon Ally, called “Azo”, a dry shrimp vendor, of Lot 34 Back Street,
Zeeburg South, West Coast Demerara.
woman’s 53-year-old cousin was taken into Police custody assisting with
to reports, about 02:00 hrs Wednesday morning the gunman gained entry to the
upper flat of the building by removing two wooden bars from the back window.
intruder disconnected the telephone line before he entered Ally’s bedroom
and shot her in the chest while she was asleep in
Reports said the mortally wounded woman scampered from her bed to the living room and began screaming but she was silenced by another bullet to the leg in the living room.
believed that the gunman opened Ally’s front door and escaped soon after he
shot and killed her.
Chronicle visited yesterday a large pool of blood was still evident in
Ally’s living room.
house where the murder took place.
father, Inshan Ally, 84, told the Chronicle that he was rudely awakened by two
slaps from someone early that morning and he thought it was his daughter
scolding him for the previous evening alcohol drinking, and he went back to
“Minutes after I get the slaps on my face and covered up with the sheet without looking at the person I heard a loud sound which I suspected was a gun shot and sat up and soon after I heard another one,” the elderly man said.
too shocked to move when he realized his daughter was screaming from upstairs
and by the time he ran upstairs to investigate, he saw her lying in a pool of
blood in the living room.
he did not see anyone nor did the neighbours.
brother, Farzan Ally, 52, of Meter-meer-Zorg, also on the West Coast Demerara,
said he received a telephone call about 02:30 hrs and went to the scene but
was barred from entering because the Police was already there conducting
grieving father, Inshan Ally
that the woman’s money and jewels were intact and so it did not seem to be a
who had gathered at the scene said Ally had sold a house in her village about
two years ago to another well-known villager after an agreement was made.
reportedly paid her $500,000 as a down payment but later they changed their
mind and were engrossed in an on-going court dispute over the money and
three years ago someone broke into her house and stole a television set.
a dry shrimp vendor who supplied Guyana Stores among other businesses, and was
a well established businesswoman.
Ally is survived by her two children who reside in the United States, siblings and scores of relatives.
Thursday, August 18, 2005