The bloodied and battered body of a father of three was found about one hundred feet away from his Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara (WCD) home on Thursday evening.
Dead is 46-year-old Mahendra Sookram Dasrat of Brick Wall Street, Anna Catherina, WCD.
Based on reports received, his body was discovered at about 19:00h by three men, who were all subsequently taken into custody.
Ram Sookram, a brother of the dead man told Guyana Times that he received the news of his brother’s demise on Friday morning and went to the hospital where he saw his brother’s battered body.
Sookram noted that his brother’s face had several marks of violence and his body bore several wounds. “From how I look at it, it look like someone beat him because some of his teeth missing… all he face got scratches and he body had bruises”, he stated.
The distraught brother explained that his brother was a fisherman by trade and was last seen alive at about 18:30h crossing a bridge which is a short distance from his home.
However, he stated that one of the men who claimed that his brother was found in an unconscious state has allegedly said that the man was involved in an accident.
This newspaper was told that that the now dead man was under the influence of alcohol and was laying on the roadway. One of the men in custody claimed that the area was dark and the driver did not see Dasrat laying on the roadway until they realised the car ran over “something”
The driver, who is one of the three persons in custody, however, remained silent and is holding out that he was not involved in an accident and that they found the injured man on the roadway. Upon seeing that the man was hurt, they picked him up and took him to the hospital to be treated but by the time they arrived at the medical institution, he had succumbed to his injuries.
The brother of the dead man believes that foul play was involved, holding out that he could have been informed the moment Dasrat was discovered. As such, he is calling for a thorough investigation into the matter.
The three friends remain in custody as detectives conduct their investigations. Dasrat’s body was taken to the Ezekiel Funeral Home and is awaiting a post marten. Left to mourn him are his children and his siblings.