A Post Mortem (PM) examination performed on the remains of ex-policeman, Cyril Nova Persaud, has revealed that he died from manual strangulation and a fractured skull.

The PM was done at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) this afternoon by Government Pathologist, Dr, Nehaul Singh.

The decomposed body of the 75-year-old man of Atlantic Ville, East Coast Demerara, was fished out of the Lama Canal, Durban Backlands, Georgetown, on Sunday four days after he went missing. When the body was discovered, an old age pension book with Persaud’s name was found nearby, which made it easy for investigators to identify the remains.

The deceased’s brother, Peter BrahmDeo, said that when his sibling body was pulled from the trench, he noticed his face was swollen. He believed that someone had beaten the elderly man and transported the body to Durban backlands in a vehicle where they dumped it.

According to BrahmDeo, his brother usually used his bicycle to move around in the village but on the day he went missing, he went on foot. “He couldn’t have gone far and he doesn’t have anyone in Durban backlands. He would stay in the village.”

The deceased’s relatives are calling on the Guyana Police Force to conduct a thorough investigation into the murder of its former member, who was stationed at Mounted Branch.

There is no suspect at this point.


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