(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — The worst fears of the family of a missing Penal farmer came true when he was discovered murdered on Wednesday.
Johnny Ramjattan, 53, left his home at Scott’s Road on Monday night to deliver ground provisions to a vendor in San Fernando, and his bloodied body was found two days later.
His family said his face was bashed in and he bled to death.
The family knew something was wrong when Ramjattan did not return home on Monday night.
Around 5.30 a.m. Tuesday they contacted Penal police and reported him missing.
The family also posted a picture of him and his vehicle on Facebook asking for the public to send information.
Around midday the family was contacted and told that the vehicle was found at Concorde Road in La Romaine. Police and family searched the area but Ramjattan was not found.
The vehicle was wrecked for police to conduct fingerprint testing.
The next morning around 7 o’clock a friend of the family searching the vicinity where the vehicle was found, discovered the body.
Officers of the La Romaine Police Post, Penal CID, and Homicide Region III responded and searched the area for clues.
The body was taken to the Forensic Sciences Centre for an autopsy. Ramjattan was the father of four and grand father of six.