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Andrea Bharatt

Mark Bassant

A 24-year-old Malabar man will be charged for the murder of Andrea Bharatt.

Bharatt was kidnapped on January 29 and her body was found six days later dumped over a precipice at Heights of Aripo.

Senior investigators told Guardian Media instructions were given by DPP Roger Gaspard after investigators spent several hours at his office.

The Malabar suspect was in the vehicle with Joel Balcon when Bharatt was kidnapped in Arima, police sources said.

Balcon died at hospital on Monday and a post mortem done on his body earlier today gave the cause of death as multiple trauma to the body.

A 35-year-old female suspect who is the girlfriend of the murder accused is expected to be charged with receiving stolen articles.