Laborer found dead after heated quarrel
Police in B’ Division are investigating the circumstances that led to the death of 24-year-old laborer Ravi Kumar Sharma, who was discovered in his yard early yesterday morning by his mother.
Sharma shared the home with his 54-year-old mom, Devika Deo. A 28-year-old fisherman and family friend, with whom Sharma had had a heated argument is in custody. According to information gathered, Sharma, who was reportedly an alcoholic, on Monday night had told his mother to vacate the home that they share. He was allegedly intoxicated at the time when he told her to leave, and she obliged. The mother of the dead man told this publication that, “everytime he drink me does sleep somewhere else, and Monday he tell meh guh, that he guh mek nuff noise and me nah go like da”. She said she left and returned Tuesday when she saw her son lying on the ground next to the fence. “When meh come meh notice meh son lie down deh and me tell am get up and go upstairs”, Deo stated.
The grieving mother said that she went to the back yard and returned, and again told Sharma to get up, but she sensed something was amiss after she saw no movement. Upon making a closer check she noticed blood and started to run and scream for help. Neighbors were alerted by the noise, and ranks of the Number 51 station arrived promptly on the scene having been summoned. The man’s body was later whisked away to the Skeldon Public Hospital Mortuary. Ravi Sharma would have celebrated his 25th birthday today.