Bandits shot a 48-year-old
businessman in the abdomen last evening in Peterís Hall, before fleeing
with an undisclosed amount of money from the victimís
Deewan Roshan, of Clarke Street Peterís Hall, was
attacked by three men while tending to his store.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Roshan reportedly had
his licensed firearm at the time of the robbery, but was unable to get off
a single shot.
Critical businessman: Deewan Roshan
According to reports, a single gunshot was heard coming from Roshanís
store and three men in dark clothing were seen running from the
A neighbour who was at the hospital, told Kaieteur News that
around 6:30pm, they heard a single gunshot.
The neighbour further
stated that the three men were seen fighting with Roshanís elderly
Another neighbour said that after hearing the gunshot, they
waited until the bandits were gone.
ďAfter I see them gone, I rush over
to see what happen to Roshan.Ē
She further explained that it took some
time for them to open the front, since Roshan had already closed his
business. However, she added that it is customary for Roshan to leave the
side door open until he was ready to go to bed.
The woman said that
after she and another neighbour gained entry to the house, they found
Roshan lying in a pool of blood.
She said that the neighbours enquired
from Roshan what had happened, and he responded that he was shot by
bandits who carted off his daily takings.
The woman said that Roshan
told her that after the bandits demanded money, he threw a bread stand on
The neighbours then rushed him to the hospital where his
condition up to press time was said to be critical.
Sunday, June 14,