The Guyana Police Force disclosed this morning that it’s detectives are investigating the alleged murder of Visham Dial, a 61-year-old vagrant. This news agency understands that the homeless man would normally sleep under the bottom house of a fruits vendor, Jaipaul Ramsamooj, at Westminster Housing Scheme, West Bank Demerara.

Detectives said that around 21:30 hrs on Friday, December 3, the deceased and a female of the neighbourhood were seen arguing. The following day about 17:00hrs, the vagrant was discovered lying motionless in the neighborhood.

Ranks of Parfaite Harmonie Police Station visited the scene where upon investigations, a mark of violence was seen on his forehead and blood stains were found on his face.

The body was then escorted to West Demerara Regional Hospital where it was pronounced dead on arrival and further escorted to Ezekiel Funeral Parlour awaiting post mortem examination and further investigations.

Guyana Standard understands that the victim was known to persons in the neighborhood as “Fish up” and one individual has been detained thus far for questioning.

The investigation into this matter is ongoing.


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