Up­per Coren­tyne lad found dead on Dam

Foul play sus­pected

Stabroek News - - Front Page -

An Up­per Coren­tyne lad was found dead yes­ter­day af­ter­noon at the Num­ber 70 Vil­lage, Coren­tyne, Mid­dle Walk Dam.

Dead is Navin­dra­dat Bhawan, also known as ‘Altaf’ and ‘Mice’, 21, of Lot 54 Sec­tion ‘A’ Num­ber 70 Vil­lage, Coren­tyne.

Ac­cord­ing to in­for­ma­tion gath­ered, some­time after 3 pm yes­ter­day, Bhawan’s body was dis­cov­ered ly­ing life­less along the Mid­dle Walk Dam.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors are await­ing the re­sults of a post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion but res­i­dents in the area are al­leg­ing that the lad was beaten some­time yes­ter­day by two men known to him, con­cern­ing $5,000.

Res­i­dents in the area are claim­ing, that around 11.45 am yes­ter­day, Bhawan was present at home when a friend of his vis­ited and re­port­edly gave him $5,000 to pur­chase a bot­tle of rum. Ac­cord­ing to res­i­dents, some threats were made that if the lad did not re­turn with the money or the rum then he would be killed.

Shortly after, 43-year-old Mo­hamed Safraz Nor­rdean, a hire car driver, was in­formed that his nephew Bhawan, who cur­rently resided with him, was ly­ing face down on the Mid­dle Walk Dam. Stabroek News was told, that Nor­rdean rushed to the scene, picked up Bhawan and took him to the Skel­don Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal, where he was pro­nounced dead on ar­rival. The po­lice in Ber­bice have launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion, how­ever, no one has since been de­tained. A po­lice source last evening told this pub­li­ca­tion, that they are await­ing a post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion, which is ex­pected to be done some­time to­day, so as to de­ter­mine their course of ac­tion.

Bhawan’s body was dis­cov­ered on the same dam where Faiyaz Narine­datt was al­legedly beaten to death in 2016.

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