Peterís Hall businessman Dewan Roshan,
who was shot during a robbery at his home two Saturdays ago,
succumbed to his injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital around
11:30 pm on Tuesday.
Stabroek News understands that persons from
neighbouring villages may have been responsible for the robbery.
Roshan was shot just above the belly button around 6:45 on the
evening of the robbery when two bandits invaded his home and robbed
him of some $80,000. The 49-year-old man was admitted to the
Intensive Care Unit of the public hospital following the robbery and
was hooked up to a life support machine up to the time of his
When this newspaper visited his home
yesterday, relatives were preparing for a wake to be held in his
honour. His eldest sister told Stabroek News yesterday that her
brotherís daughter, who is his only child, will carry on his
business operations. Another relative noted that he was the youngest
of nine children and the first of his motherís children to die.
She said the manner in which he was killed will always be remembered
by relatives, noting that one does not know when it is his/her turn
to go to the great beyond.
A post-mortem examination is expected to be
carried out on his body on Friday and he is expected to be buried
this weekend. Roshan leaves to mourn his siblings, mother and his
Meanwhile, Stabroek Market drink vendor
Troy De Mattos, who was shot and robbed last Saturday night around
8:15, is recovering at the High Dependency Unit of the public
hospital. The man was shot by a lone bandit in front of his stall.
The bandit attempted to take away De Mattosí gold chain and during
a scuffle, De Mattos was shot in the chest.
A relative told this newspaper at the
hospital yesterday that the bullet is still lodged in the manís
chest. The man was speaking with relatives yesterday at the hospital
and his mother expressed the hope that he will recover fully from