Detectives are currently trying to ascertain what caused the death of a young Mahaica man who was found dead in a rice field in the district yesterday.

Twenty-three-year-old Fisherman Charran Balleram, was found dead in a rice field at De Hoop Branch Road Mahaica, East Coast Demerara, Region Five (Mahaica/Berbice).

Guyana Standard understands that someone contacted the Mahaicony Police Station to report that Balleram was lying motionless in the rice field. The caller informed police that the man’s motorcycle was found just a short distance away from the rice field.

Detectives and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) rushed to the scene and pronounced Balleram dead. The news of the discovery quickly spread, as many villagers gathered with the hope of identifying the dead man.

Among the spectators was Balleram’s brother who told detectives that earlier in the day, he was awaiting the arrival of his brother for them to go ply their trade as fishermen. The brother said that the two would usually start their day around 4:00 am.

“I was home waiting and I realized that time had passed so I decided to call him but the phone started ringing and that’s when I became worried and I called some other family asking if they knew where he was,” the sibling said.

He explained that after time had passed, he decided to go searching for his brother, whom he later found dead in the rice field. Detectives on the scene examined the body for marks of violence but none were discovered.


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