|The search for kidnapped driver Deonarine
Sukhdeo ended at around 17:00hrs yesterday
after his body was found off the Soesdyke/Linden highway.
Police sources said that Sukhdeo's corpse, bearing several stab
wounds to the neck, was found in a clump of bushes near Madewini
His car, a Toyota Ceres, was found about two miles away.
Kaieteur News understands that the gruesome find was made after
detectives, acting on information, arrested a suspect who then led
them to Sukhdeo's body. A second man was subsequently arrested.
Sukhdeo's body and the vehicle were brought to the city at
around 23:45 hrs last night.
Sukhdeo, 22, also called Vishan, was kidnapped last week
Wednesday, reportedly while carrying passengers to Kuru Kuru.
The kidnappers contacted Sukhdeo's relatives by telephone the
next day and demanded $500,000 for his release. His father,
Satnarine Sukhdeo, said that he was instructed to take the money
to a location in Diamond New Scheme where he would see a lamp post
with a white cloth attached. He was told to leave the ransom
Warning him not to contact the police, the caller further
instructed that, after placing the money, Sukhdeo should walk a
little further to another lamp post with another white cloth
attached and there he would see his son.
However, this information was relayed to the police
anti-kidnapping unit and they have since taken over the handling
of the matter.
After he failed to go through with the deal the kidnappers
informed him that the deal was off.
His father said that he was told that persons had hired his son
to go to Kuru Kuru. Police subsequently received reports from a
woman who claimed to have seen Vishan in his car in the company of
two men at Kuru Kuru.
She said that Vishan did not appear to be worried.
The vehicle had been stuck in sand and the woman said that she
used her vehicle to pull the car out.