Days after a 14-year-old boy was reported missing, a 42-year-old rice farmer has confessed to murdering the young man and burying his body in a shallow grave.
The rice farmer, Jairam Seiupersaud of Parfait Harmonie, West Bank Demerara admitted that he and the teenager, Christopher Basdeo, were drinking Banko wine on the night of the 17th October and they got into an argument.
According to the assailant, the argument turned into a fight over money and it was during that fight that he armed himself with a piece of wood and lashed the teen across the head.
The teen collapsed and the man claimed that he left him there and went home.
However, he told investigators that he later returned to the scene and after realizing that the teen was dead, he moved the body to another area and buried it near a house construction site.
The body was reportedly discovered by a young boy who saw a dog digging in the area and upon investigation noticed a piece of clothing and what appeared to be part of a skull under the sand.
He alerted the Police, who later arrested the rice farmer when he took them to the same spot and confessed to the crime.
The rice farmer was reportedly close friends with the boy’s family and considered the teenager his good friend.
He will face charges in the new week.