Labourer allegedly drowns in Grove canal

The lifeless body of 65-year-old Goolcharran Shivcharran, a labourer of Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was pulled from a canal on Monday. It is believed that the man may have drowned.
Police stated that the man reportedly left his home at about 08:00h but his body was discovered at about 13:30h.
The now dead man reportedly lived with his 60-year-old wife and was known as a heavy drinker of alcohol.
Police stated that the man’s son-in-law told investigators that he was at home and at about 13:30h, he received a telephone call from a neighbour who informed him that his father-in-law was found in a nearby drain. The caller stated that the man was not breathing.
The son-in-law rushed to the area where the body was spotted. The Police were summoned to the scene and the body was retrieved from the drain.
Upon inspection, there were no marks of violence on the body. It was taken to the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home awaiting post-mortem.