body of kidnap victim, Kamaldeo
'Golo' Ganesh, 27,
of Bladen Hall, East Coast Demerara, who went missing
Wednesday night, was recovered yesterday, Police said.
was found around 07:00 hrs about two miles aback of
Buxton, East Coast Demerara, in the vicinity of the Church
of God road, Police said in a press release.
black Night Hawk motorcycle, licence number CD 3939, which
he left home with on the night he was kidnapped, was also
found about 20 metres south of his body, Police said.
who went to identify the body, said it was partly
decomposed and had what appeared to be several gunshot
wounds in the back, and at the back of his head.
on Wednesday night made contact with Ganesh's relatives by
telephone and demanded a ransom and they were instructed
to take it within 15 minutes to the Buxton Side Line Dam
and the railway embankment.
wife, Sonita Godette, said the person with whom she spoke
instructed her to hand over the money to someone who would
have been waiting there to collect it.
the victim's relatives were unable to meet the demand, (an
undisclosed amount) because it was difficult to acquire
the money they were asking for in such a short time,
caller also instructed that the matter should not be
reported to the Police.
reports of the kidnapping, relatives began to conduct a
search for Ganesh with assistance from the Police and the
and Army ranks carried out a search on Friday, in the
Buxton Backdam area but did not find any trace of Ganesh.
mournful crowd of relatives and friends gathered on Friday
at the victim's home hoping that the Police and Army, who
went on a search, would have found him.
Commissioner Floyd McDonald told a news conference Friday
that Police were looking for a woman to assist with the
investigations into the kidnapping of Ganesh.
said that her husband on Wednesday, around 18:00 hrs, went
on his usual evening ride down the railway embankment road
on his motorcycle.
said that about an hour later, an unidentified person
called her on her husband's cell phone, demanding a ransom
for his release.
said that in one instance the person put her husband to
speak on the phone and he related that he was about to
said, me half dead and dem gon kill me, dem gon carry me
way now and dem gon kill me, see wah all yuh could do. He
start cry and then somebody tek way the phone and said
`all yuh get de money?'"
wife said that during the telephone conversation she
remembered hearing noises in the background, which sounded
as if they were beating her husband.
whether her husband's kidnappers had disclosed their
location, she said they told her they were in the Vryheids
Lust backdam, also on the East Coast.
mother, Chandra Ganesh, who operates a stall at the
Stabroek Market in Georgetown where she sells cloth, said
he assists her with the business and after work in the
afternoon he would usually go for a ride down the railway
embankment road up to Buxton and return.
recalled that shortly before her son left to go for the
ride Wednesday, a woman had called for him on the
apparent response to that call he went off, but returned
shortly after, she recalled.
went out again shortly after, she said, but never