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Petrotrin worker shot dead

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Barrackpore community was reeling in shock yesterday over the murder of 26-year-old Darren Indarsingh who was shot dead in his car not far from his home during a power outage on Tuesday night.


Police were still trying to ascertain a motive for his killing yesterday.


Police reports said shortly after 9 pm, Indarsingh went to visit a woman in the area and was in his white Lancer car at Mussarap Trace, Barrackpore when a man shot him in the head.  He died on the scene.


Indarsingh, a temporary Petrotrin employee, lived with his parents at Papourie Road, Lower Barrackpore, but his relatives did not want to speak with the media yesterday.


However, a close friend of the family described him as a quiet person who kept to himself.


“There was a black out and he went to check his girlfriend, but when he got there she was not home.”


He said Indarsingh had parked his car about 100 feet away from the woman’s house because a T&TEC truck was parked on the road.


He said Indarsingh had returned to his car and was driving off when he was shot.


“You know five minutes after that happen the lights come on. This is a shock to everybody. Nobody don’t even quarrel with a neighbour here. You have lil fist fights and altercations, but nothing like this. These things don’t happen. You can leave your car open and nothing will happen.”


An autopsy was expected to be performed yesterday at the Forensic Sciences Centre in Port-of-Spain. Barrackpore police detectives are investigating.


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