DYLON BEDASSIE. (Image courtesy TTPS)

A 26-year-old man of Bhagwansingh Trace, Caratal, was charged yesterday with the murder of his uncle, Himraj Bedassie, which is believed to have occurred during August 2021.

Guardian Media understands that DYLON BEDASSIE appeared at the San Fernando First Magistrates’ Court on Monday September 6th, and the matter was postponed to October 4th, 2021.

The charge was laid by Ag Cpl Alana Callender, following the advice of the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Mrs. Joan Honore-Paul.

Himraj Bedassie was last seen alive by a relative walking along Cooper Grange Street, St. John’s Village, San Fernando, on August 22nd, 2021. He was reported missing to the Ste Madeleine Police Station the following day.

On August 31st, 2021, a First Instance Warrant was executed on the suspect, Dylon Bedassie, for failure to attend court to answer to a housebreaking charge. Officers of the Homicide Bureau Region Three subsequently were able to link the accused to the disappearance of the victim after extensive investigations. Police officers went to Boissiere Trace, Gran Couva, on Friday 3rd September 2021, where they found human skeletal remains believed to be that of the victim.

The investigation was spearheaded by Ag Supt Sean Dhillpaul and supervised by Insp Anil Maharaj.