Man found dead in Police lockups suffered heart attack – PM

A post mortem performed on the body of Om Singh who was found dead in Police lockups at Anna Regina Police Station revealed that he died as a result of a cardiac arrest.
The autopsy was performed by Dr Nehaul Singh at the Suddie Hospital Mortuary after which the body was handed over to his family for burial. His wife, who was taken into custody was subsequently released.
Singh was arrested on Sunday last at about 21:45h by ranks of the Anti-Crime Patrol Unit, who responded to a domestic dispute, where the 46-year-old man and his wife were involved in a heated argument at their Lot 35 Danielstown, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) home.
He was taken to the Anna Regina Police Station for questioning and later that evening he collapsed and died while in the lockups.
He was rushed to Suddie Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Guyana Times had reported on Tuesday that an investigation has been launched into the mysterious death of the Essequibo Coast resident.
It was alleged that Singh and his wife were engaged in a heated argument and the neighbours contacted the Police.
Nalini Singh, daughter of the now dead man had informed Guyana Times that after she learnt of her father’s arrest, she visited the police station and saw him lying on the bench motionlessly.
However, at 02:30h on Monday, the Police ranks visited the home of the now dead man and requested his Identification Card (ID) or passport.
It was at this time that the relatives were told that the man had died, and the Police needed some form of identification. The Police related that Singh suffered a seizure and was rushed to the Suddie Public Hospital.
Singh leaves to mourn his wife and five children. He was laid to rest on Friday.