THE BROTHER of soca chutney artiste Omardath Maharaj was murdered on Sunday night.
Basdeo Seeredath Maharaj, 62, was found with multiple chop wounds at his home at Las Lomas #2.
Omardath Maharaj, who is currently in Florida, said he received the news early Monday.
He said that the was told that his brother was killed shortly after 11 p.m..
"They told me that his son left him home and went to buy food. When he came back he found my brother chopped up in his bed. He got chopped several places on his head, chest", said Omardath Maharaj.
He said he was told that nothing was taken from the house.
"I am not sure why his happened but my brother was always at home; he didn't lime anywhere. I don't know if he had any beef with anybody. I don't know why they killed him", he said.
Omardath Mahraj said he had been performing in Florida for the last few weeks and was trying to get a flight to return home.
He said his brother worked as a truck driver and was the father of four and grandfather of two.
An autopsy is expected to be performed today at the Forensic Sciences Centre.