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Brother of Chutney singer fatally chopped

Published: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Basdeo Maharaj, the older brother of this year’s Chutney Soca Monarch Omardath Maharaj, was found hacked to death at his Las Lomas home.

The 62-year-old father of four was found by a teenage relative with multiple chop wounds at his home at Las Lomas #2. Police said the discovery was made around 11 pm on Sunday night.

Relatives of the deceased, when approached at the Forensic Science, St James yesterday, said they were too distraught to speak. The younger Maharaj, who is on tour in the US, said he will be getting a flight back home as soon as possible.

Police believed the killing may be linked to a housebreaking that went awry, resulting in the culprit chopping the elderly man.

In an unrelated killing, police said a 19-year-old, who was recently granted bail, was gunned down in Petit Valley.

According to police reports, around 5.30 pm Nkosi “Brown Boy” Pierre, “a known gun and drug offender” was at Sparrow Drive, Simeon Road, Petit Valley, when he was found dead after residents recalled hearing gunshots.

Police said Pierre was “well known to them” and believe his death may be linked to his connections to his criminal past. Police could not say yesterday what offence/s Pierre was alleged to have committed that allowed him to be granted bail recently.