Four held in chopping death still detained

Charges are yet to be laid against four men who were ar­rest­ed and are cur­rent­ly be­ing ques­tioned in con­nec­tion with Sat­ur­day’s chop­ping death of 19-year-old Travis Sinanan of Cara­po.


Sinanan, who was knocked down from his bi­cy­cle and then sub­se­quent­ly chopped, died at the Er­ic Williams Med­ical Sci­ences Com­plex in Mount Hope.

One of his hands was al­most sev­ered and the oth­er hand sev­er­al fin­gers were chopped off. His head was bashed in and se­vere­ly chopped.

When of­fi­cers of the North­ern Di­vi­sion Op­er­a­tion Sup­pres­sion Unit re­spond­ed on the scene on Sat­ur­day night at about 7.45 pm they were told of the bru­tal at­tack and di­rect­ed to the bushy area in­to which Sinanan’s at­tack­ers fled.

The of­fi­cers con­duct­ed in­ves­ti­ga­tions and lat­er ar­rest­ed four men who were oc­cu­pants of a white Nis­san Fron­tier pick-up truck, in con­nec­tion with the in­ci­dent.


The sus­pects; two 30-year-olds, a 27-year-old all of Cara­po and a 23-year-old of Ari­ma, are still in cus­tody of as­sist­ing of­fi­cers with their in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

Sinanan’s rel­a­tives said he har­rassed no one in the vil­lage and claimed that he was bul­lied by a spe­cif­ic group of vil­lagers.

The rel­a­tive al­so said racist re­marks were of­ten thrown at him even at the time of the at­tack.

The in­ci­dent took place at Pas­sion Lane, less than one minute away from where he lived with his moth­er and broth­er.

Sinanan, ac­cord­ing to rel­a­tives who spoke to the Guardian Me­dia dur­ing a vis­it at their home on Sun­day, had left home rid­ing on his bi­cy­cle to pur­chase cig­a­rettes.

A close fe­male rel­a­tive said she be­lieves that two chil­dren were al­leged­ly used to de­lib­er­ate­ly stop Sinanan on the road­way while on the way back to his house.

“Them al­ways used to ha­rass him and say all kinds of things about him and say he do­ing all kinds of things.

We don’t know why but is them self who at­tacked him for what we don’t know. He was al­ways home and al­ways talk­ing to his girl­friend un­til two or three o clock in the morn­ing, “ the rel­a­tive added.

Reporter: Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant

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