Ex-convict shot dead

By Susan Mohammed

A man released from prison two weeks ago, was found shot dead in his home at Rambert Village near San Fernando on Monday.

Roopchand Harripersad, 41, of De Verteuil Street, had been shot once in the back of the head, with the bullet existing through an eye.

The murdered man's mother Dolly Harripersad, 69, said her son lived in a shack about 50 metres from the family home, and had no wife or children.He went to prison for stealing, family said.

Harripersad was last seen Sunday night when he went to a shop in the area to purchase bread. Family members believed he returned home at around 11p.m. since the dogs were heard barking.

His body was discovered at around 8a.m. Harripersad's murder has been recorded as number 187 for the year.
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