High calibre weapons used to kill brothers found in Region 1

first_imgHigh calibre weapons are believed to have been used in the shooting to death of the two brothers whose bodies were discovered on Thursday afternoon at Father’s Beach, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini).According to the autopsy report, the two men, Eon Mathias and his brother Rakesh, died from multiple injuries to their bodies.One brother died from three gunshot wounds to his back while the other lost his life after being tortured, chopped about his body, and shot to his back twice.The bullets exited the men’s bodies through the front.According to the pathologist’s report, the gunshot wounds were caused by “high calibre weapons”.Meanwhile, Police ranks are still investigating the double murder and are yet to make any arrests.On Thursday afternoon, Eon and Rakesh’s bodies were found less than 24 hours after they had gone missing.The duo had left their home on Wednesday afternoon on their boat to fish at Father’s Beach but was never seen alive again.Reports are that between 14:00h and 14:30h, residents near that location (including the brothers’ relatives) heard a series of gunshots being fired. The step-father of the two men immediately ventured to the location that the brothers would have been fishing at but did not locate them.He then made a report to the police and accompanied by ranks from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), they conducted a search in the area but their efforts were futile.Fearing the worst, the man returned to his community and notified persons that his stepsons could not be found. It was on Thursday that persons around the area noticed two bodies on Father’s Beach.Upon closer inspection, they realised that the men were dead and immediately notified the police.Police Divisional Commander, Wendell Blanhum told Guyana Times on Thursday that there were several gunshots wounds visible on the bodies and that one of the brothers also had several chop wounds about his body, indicating that he had been tortured before he was killed.last_img read more