AK-47 gang victim dies
Dead is Kowsilla Mahadeo, 56, of Mon Desir. Relatives said she succumbed before noon yesterday at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, where she was in the Intensive Care Unit.
was shot in the chest, thigh and ankle when the gunmen attacked her
husband, Jagoonauth Mahadeo, 60, was shot on his left arm and their
son, Churman Mahadeo, 29, a taxi driver, was struck several blows.
father said Churman returned home about 22:00 h and, after driving his
car into the yard, was about to lock the gate when he was confronted
by the attackers.
were fired at the car and he was taken to the house and told to tell
his mother, who was asleep in the bottom flat, to open the door for
she did not obey the command after Churman screamed and she realised
they were under attack.
gunmen kicked open the door, beat the husband and shot his wife while
their son's four-year-old daughter and his wife, Sunita Lakraj, 30,
watched in horror.
robbers ransacked the premises and stole money and jewellery in the 30
minutes they terrorized the family.
Other families were also terrorized in the gunmen's rampage. Guns used by the gang, have been tied to the assassination of Agriculture Minister Satyadeow Sawh in April this year, Police reported.
AK-47 rifle found strapped to the body of one of the men, who was
found dead in a canal Thursday morning, was one of the 30 reported
missing from the Camp Ayanganna, Georgetown headquarters of the Guyana
Defence Force (GDF) earlier this year, Police reported.
The links between the gang which killed Minister Sawh, two of his siblings and a security guard, and the gang came from ballistics tests on shells found after the Tuesday night attack, Police said.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006