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14th of August, 2023. Guyana, South America. GSA News. Guyana News.

Last updated: August 14, 2023 at 21:15 pm

Police Investigating Alleged Murder/Suicide At Long Creek

GPF | Detectives are investigating an alleged murder/suicide committed by Ajay Budhan, a 26-year-old Farmer of Long Creek Soesdyke/Linden Highway on Ashley Singh, an 18-year-old female from Soesdyke, which occurred between 00:30 hrs and 06:30 hrs today (2023/8/14) on a trail at Long Creek.

Investigations revealed that Budhan (now-deceased) was a Licensed firearm holder of a semi-automatic 12-gauge shotgun and the owner of a white Toyota Tundra (registration number GAD 8403).

Ajay Budhan and Ashley Singh were said to be in a relationship, and at around 00:30 hrs this morning, the two left a resort located at Hillfoot, Soesdyke Linden Highway, in Budhan’s vehicle (GAD 8403).

According to a 23-year-old Labourer of Long Creek, he was riding a motorcycle that he had borrowed from a friend when he saw the white Tundra parked on the northern side of a trail with its lights on and what appeared to be a bullet hole in the right side front door glass. He became suspicious and reported this to the Police.

Police arrived at the scene and found the lifeless body of Ashley Singh slumped in the right-side front seat with what appeared to be a gunshot entry wound on the right side neck and an exit wound to the left side neck and shoulder. The body of Ajay Budhan was seen on the ground, face up, on the left side of the vehicle, with a gunshot wound to the right side of his head. To the right of his body was his shotgun.

The shotgun was examined, and a round was found in the breach. There were 18 empty 12-gauge casings and nine live 12-gauge cartridges recovered at the scene. Two Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max cellphones were recovered, one belonging to Ajay and the other to Ashley. The body of Ajay Budhan was identified by Aaron Budhan, a 30-year-old Farmer of Loo Creek, to be that of his brother, while the body of Ashley Singh was identified by her cousin, Roland Baya, a 29-year-old of Hillfoot, Soesdyke Linden Highway.

The bodies were escorted to the Diamond Diagnostic Center, where they were pronounced dead on arrival by a doctor. Their bodies were further escorted to the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, awaiting a post-mortem examination.

Investigations continue.

Source: Action News Guyana (Reprinted with Permission)

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