Essequibo Coast rice farmer found dead in backdam

Police are investigating the circumstances that led to the death of 29-year-old rice farmer, Narendra Seecharan.

Seecharran, 29, of Mainstay Public Road, Essequibo Coast, was found dead in a backdam at Reliance in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam). The man was last seen alive on Monday at Lima/Sparta at about 17:30h and his body was discovered earlier this morning.

Narendra Seecharan

According to information reaching the Guyana Times, Seecharan’s body bore several marks of violence and was found hanging from a jamoon tree. Additionally, his bike along with his ripped up clothes and footwear were found a good distance away from his lifeless body.

The family suspects foul play and are contending that he would not commit suicide. They said that there was a recent encounter between Seecharan and several other farmers in the area after he sprayed his rice fields.

It is suspected that the man was killed after he conducted “vapour spraying” on his rice fields at Lima, but during the process, the chemicals extended to other farmers’ rice fields, causing damage to some plants.