A suspected bandit was in the wee hours of Friday morning electrocuted after he allegedly robbed a storage bond at Industrial Site, Ruimveldt, Georgetown.
The deceased has been identified as 47-year-old Terry Ramcharran of Fourth Street, Alexander Village. He is said to have been unemployed at the time of his death.
Reports are that around 08:00h on Friday morning, persons in the area of the bond’s location, noticed an unidentified male laying on his abdomen at the northern side of the roof of the building.
He was clad in a blue vest and black boxers and was lying next to live electrical cables that are attached to a Guyana Power and Light (GPL) pole.
Two bags were in close proximity of the body, each containing a quantity of window blinds and clothing. The storage bond belongs to 45-year-old businessman, Ravindranauth Rampersaud of Schoonord, West Bank Demerara.
This publication understands that the bond is used to store household haberdasheries, electrical appliances, and clothing.
According to the police, Rampersaud secured his bond on Thursday afternoon around 17:00h and left the premises.
However, the items in the two bags that were discovered near Ramcharran’s body were identified by the businessman as his property which was locked away in the bond.
The police said that upon arrival at the scene on Friday morning, it was observed that the right side of the neck and shoulder of the deceased had visible marks which appeared to have been caused by burns.
In addition, there was a hole to the southern side of the bond. Several persons in the area were questioned but no useful information about the incident was obtained.
The body of the now dead man was taken to the Lyken Funeral Parlour where it was later identified by a relative. Investigations into the alleged robbery and electrocution are continuing.