Dharamchand Mangra called 'Loakraj',
of Bush Lot, Essequibo Coast, was shot and
killed by bandits at Port Kaituma, in
North West District, on Saturday.
Mangra and his wife Gaitree on
their wedding day.
He had been
employed by Jagmohan and Sons, of Hampton
Court, also on Essequibo Coast, to purchase
raw gold from porkknockers and
wife, 21-year-old Gaitree Rabindranauth
told the Guyana Chronicle that he left
home about one month ago but spoke to her
by telephone around 19:05h the day he
to her, Mangra said he would be returning
home for his birthday on May 28.
grieving widow said, the telephone rang
minutes later and she was shocked to hear
her husband, whom she loved dearly, had
been gunned down by bandits.
and another man were packing up stocks in
their shop when two gunmen burst through
the door and fired at them.
fled with $3M in cash and gold
was wounded in the stomach and collapsed
but the other man escaped unhurt and the robbers
fled with $3M in cash and gold,
shot man was flown to Georgetown Saturday
described her husband as very friendly,
loving and kind said he was her best
said they had known each other for four
years before they got married last August.
had attended Abram Zuil Secondary School
and he was a student of Anna Regina
Multilateral School but they met while
attending Essequibo Technical Institute at
Anna Regina in 2001 and also worshipped at
Reliance mandir together.
tears running down her cheeks,
Rabindranauth said she will miss the dead
man who was a dedicated husband and a
"very wonderful person".