32-year-old Ryan Beharry, of Navet Road, Mon Repos, has been charged with the murder of 84-year-old cultural icon Torrance Mohammed. (Image: TTPS)

A Mon Repos man is expected to appear in a virtual hearing before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with the murder of 84-year-old cultural icon, Torrance Mohammed.

RYAN BEHARRY, 32, of Navet Road, Mon Repos, was charged with the offence following advice received from Acting Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Joan Honore-Paul, on Thursday 3rd June 2021.

According to reports, Torrance Mohammed, of Tarouba Road, Marabella, was visiting a friend in Mon Repos on Monday 24th May 2021, when he was assaulted by a man who robbed him of a cellular phone and a gold chain. The assailant then pushed Mohammed onto the ground causing him to sustain broken ribs and injuries to his back and spine. The man then escaped on foot.

Mohammed was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday 25th May 2021.

Ryan Beharry, the 32-year-old accused, was arrested at his home on Friday 28th May 2021, by Homicide Bureau of Investigation (HBI) officers, following investigations supervised by Insp. Maraj of the HBI Region 3.

Beharry was charged on Thursday 3rd June 2021, by Sgt Maharaj of Mon Repos Police Station.