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Disorderly behaviour arrest
The East Coast Demerara (ECD) man admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital, three days after he was arrested by Police has shown some improvement in his health.
This was confirmed by 39-year-old Kalicharran Sawak’s sister, Shavani, on Friday, who stated that his internal bleeding has reduced, but he was still unresponsive.
“We have seen some improvement … his bleeding stop a little, but he is still not responding to us,” the woman told Guyana Times.
Sawak, who resides at Lot Three La Bonne Intention (LBI), was taken into Police custody on Thursday last (January 17) after misbehaving with family members and breaking windows at his mother’s house. He was taken to the Beterverwagting Police Station and then transferred to the Sparendaam Police Station later that day.
His sister had related that her brother was scheduled to make a court appearance on Tuesday, but was a no-show when the case was called. It was then that the family was informed that he was taken to the hospital.
The woman, along with her mother, Ramdai Sawak, is contending that the 39-year-old man was arrested in perfect health and he was mentally stable. As such, questions were raised as to what exactly transpired at the Police Station following his arrest.
The man’s sister explained that when a visit was made to the medical facility on Tuesday, her brother was unresponsive and suffering from internal bleeding.
Police had informed her that the man was creating noise, thus resulting in him being placed in a cell alone where he injured himself.
The family has since retained the services of Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall. He has since expressed that the Police Complaints Authority would be briefed on this issue and also called on the Police to conduct an independent probe into the situation.