Welder assessing a job gunned down

Naresh "Ve­nesh" Bas­ant was gunned down in Ko­rea Vil­lage in Cara­pichaima on Mon­day night while on a site as­sess­ing a prospec­tive job.

Bas­ant, of Char­lieville, Ch­agua­nas, was fa­tal­ly shot while at Jag­bir Street around 7.45 pm.

Po­lice re­port­ed that res­i­dents heard sev­er­al gun­shots be­fore Bas­ant's body was found ly­ing on the road­way next to his Hon­da Civic mo­tor­car.

De­tails are still sketchy but Guardian Me­dia un­der­stands that Bas­ant, who is a pro­fes­sion­al and cer­ti­fied welder, was called out to the area to check out a prospec­tive weld­ing job.

Po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tors ques­tioned res­i­dents for hours af­ter the at­tack in an at­tempt to as­cer­tain what hap­pened.

Bas­ant's rel­a­tives said they are shocked and "con­fused" about the in­ci­dent.

They said he was known as a very hard work­er and dear­ly loved his one and on­ly son and made it his du­ty to see that his son was hap­py and well tak­en care of.

"Ve­nesh was his home name and every­one called him by that...he was a very qui­et guy, but when with his fam­i­ly he loved to give jokes and smile at every­thing.

He was no limer but fre­quent­ed a bar near you his home on week­ends where he would on­ly lime with fam­i­ly and close friends," a rel­a­tive who did not want to be named said.

"We are left now with a deep void and many unan­swered ques­tions. We are in dis­be­lief but who­ev­er did this, I want them to know that they took away a good fa­ther from an on­ly child...they took away a good man who worked hard and hon­est for his liv­ing. God will give us jus­tice."

Bas­ant’s au­top­sy will be per­formed on Tues­day at the Foren­sic Sci­ence Cen­tre in St James.

Reporter: Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant


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