Miner Fatally Chopped in Sand Hill Backdam, Suspect on the run


Ravindra Alfred, 37-year-old Miner who resided at First Street Kaneville Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara is now dead following a dispute over an alleged shared partner.

According to reports, the suspect is a 27-year-old Venezuelan National of Barajas Venezuela.

Police say that ‘’Investigation revealed that the deceased and suspect were associates and worked in close proximity at Sand Hill Backdam. It is alleged that the now-deceased man had an intimate relationship with the suspect’s fiancé, a Venezuelan national, for some time.’’

It is said that between 09:00 hrs on Sunday 13th November, 2022 and 09:00 hrs on Monday 14th November, 2022 at Sand Hill Backdam, Cuyuni River, the miner tragically lost his life.

The deceased’s mother, 61-year-old Indra Singh, stated that on the 13th of November 2022 at about 09:00 hrs, she and her son were in their mining camp at Sand Hill Landing when the suspect’s fiancé came and had breakfast with them.

Thereafter, the woman and Alfred left the camp en route to the Backdam.

Indra Singh said that on Monday, she went in search of her son — who had not returned from the backdam. She was then informed by several workers that her son’s motionless body was found at Sand Hill Backdam with injuries on his body. As a result, she called the Bartica Police Station and reported the matter.


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