Boat captain allegedly strangled to death, thrown overboard

The lifeless body of 28-year-old Kumar Narine, a boat captain of the Jib Housing Scheme, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), was pulled from the Essequibo River in the vicinity of Port Kaituma, Region One (Barima Waini), on Wednesday and family are suspecting foul play.
His mother, Tejwattie Sookraj during an interview with Guyana Times stated that she was informed that her son had drowned and was found floating in the Essequibo River.
However, shocking revelations have emerged, leaving family members to think otherwise.
“I get a message that my son get murder in Port Kaituma. When they get the body, it was good on Thursday afternoon and then we got a next call on Saturday saying the body spoiled and that the body had to go in a shallow grave and will take out Monday to do the post-mortem,” the mother related.
Sookraj further added that a post-mortem examination conducted on her son’s body allegedly proved that he was strangled to death. In addition, his body was severely injured. The family suspects that after being murdered, he was thrown overboard.
“When they do the post-mortem on he, they checked the stomach and find no water and they said he didn’t dead from drown so they cut his head and saw that that receive a hit in his head and they check his tongue that proves he get choke and throw overboard,” the grieving mother stated.
The mother has since called for justice for her son and is hoping that the Police can find the perpetrators
Sookraj added that her son had over a decade of experience working at sea while describing him as a very peaceful person who avoided conflicts. Up to press time, the Police had not released any information on the incident. (Raywattie Deonarine)