overseas-based Guyanese was found murdered in his home
yesterday afternoon by his son.
Dead is Ishwar Mithu, 65, of 73 Peterís Hall, East
son, Rameshwar Mithu, said he discovered his fatherís body
in the bedroom at about 15:00 hours yesterday,after he
received a telephone call from the female cleaner.
woman claimed she did not see him all day and saw the
grill work on a window cut
The young man added that when he entered the premises, he
realised that something was amiss when he saw the grill work
of the window on the lower flat of the building cut open and
the back door ajar.
He said the entire house was ransacked and everything was
strewn all over.
The younger Mithu explained that when he entered his
fatherís bedroom he saw his fatherís body.
His hands were bound with a sheet, his feet were tied with a
pants and it appears as though he was smothered with a pillow,
since there were no marks of violence on the body.
Mithu told the Guyana Chronicle that his father lived alone
since his return from the United States a year ago, and he
used a hearing aid as he was deaf in both ears.
He last saw his father alive on Tuesday around lunch time when
he visited him at home. Mithu noted that most of the household
appliances were missing, including the television, washing
machine, gas cylinders, DVD, music system, blender, and
He added that the killers gained entry to the building by
removing several louvre panes and cutting open the grill work.
Three different sets of muddy footprints were observed in the
building and it is believed that the killers entered the yard
via the back fence where they removed a zinc sheet.
It is apparent that the killers spent a lot of time in the
house since every part of the building was searched and
Neighbours said they did not hear anything last night.
A wake will be held at the home of the dead manís mother at
305 Herstelling on the East Bank Demerara.
He is the second family member who was murdered. His
brother, Puran Persaud Mithu, was shot and killed in 1979 on
Emancipation Day, during a robbery in the city.