Murder in La Penitence: Suspects remain in custody, Police working to confirm alibis

the murder of 22-year-old Amit Singh are currently working to confirm the alibis provided by three of the four suspects, who were implicated in the crime by the alleged mastermind.

Singh was lured, brutally beaten and robbed on Tuesday; his battered body was discovered in a Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown house owned by the family of Yogeendra Sukhdeo, the main suspect.

Singh was taken there by Sukhdeo to purchase a large quantity of gold. Hours after Singh’s battered body was found, Police arrested Sukhdeo.

A search was subsequently conducted at his 20th Avenue Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara house, where over $7.7M was found in his bedroom.

The money recovered by the Police at Sukhdeo’s house

Sukhdeo has since confessed to the crime and reportedly implicated three of his employees but they have since denied their involvement.

They provided investigators with details as to where they were at the time of the murder and the detectives are still trying to verify the information. All four men remain in custody.

Sukhdeo later retracted his statement and told detectives that he acted alone when he bludgeoned Singh to the head with a piece of wood, attempted to strangle him, wrapped his body in a sheet and locked him inside the house before leaving.

Singh’s family owns and operates D. Singh Trading at Campbellville; the young man got involved in the gold business some time ago with the full support of his family.

The News Room has since confirmed that the two men are not “best friends” as is being claimed by sections of the media. Relatives say they were associates who were involved in previous business transactions.