“We need justice for our son! We know who killed him!” the relatives of Shaheed Alli yelled in front of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court today. The now dead man was scheduled to appear again in court today for the 2014 murder of Sumintra Dinool.

Alli, 30, of Barr Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, and Malcolm Culley, were jointly charged with the murder of 65-year-old Sumintra Dinool.

The allegation against the two stated that both of them, between June 14 and June 15, 2014 at Barr Street, Albouystown, murdered Dinool.

They were both remanded to the Lusignan Prison, East Coast of Demerara, after being charged with the capital offence earlier this month.

However, hours after his arrival at the prison, Alli was viciously attacked and beaten by inmates while sleeping in Bay 1 of the facility.

The badly injured man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital and died on April 5, hours after undergoing surgery for a fractured skull.

This morning at the city court, the man’s father, in an interview with the Guyana Standard said, “Nobody ain’t saying a word. The prison authority and the police are just telling us that the matter is being investigated.” The teary-eyed man continued, “I know who killed him. Is five of them kill my son in jail and they are threatening to kill me. If I can’t get justice for my son is best I go home.”

“Them contact me and tell me I going next. I will continue to protest till the day I die. I need justice for the son,” the father added.

According to information surrounding Dinool’s death, the woman heard a noise at her door and, as a result, opened the door to investigate. It was alleged that Alli and Culley dragged the woman to her bedroom where they gagged, tied her to a bed, and strangled her.

Police also said that the men ransacked the house before carting off money, electronic items, and other valuables. Just last year, the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) withdrew an attempted murder charge against Culley.


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