BK Int’l driver strangled to death, thrown into Mazaruni River
A truck driver attached to BK International was reportedly strangled to death and thrown into the Mazaruni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).
Dead is 69-year-old Pitamber Sharma of Independence Street, La Grange, West Bank Demerara (WBD). He was employed at BK Quarries.
Police stated that on Wednesday last, the man was at BK Quarries where he was last seen alive at around 18:00h. The following day at around 07:30h, a security guard saw him floating in the river.
A report was made to the Bartica Police Station and the body was examined by the Police; however, no marks of violence were observed.
In an initial report, Police had ruled that he may have drowned but a post-mortem examination conducted on his remains on Friday gave the cause of death as manual strangulation.
The post-mortem was conducted by Doctor Nehaul Singh in the presence of his sister after which the body was handed over to relatives for burial.