Family suspect there is more to teen’s death


Police in G Division are awaiting a post mortem to continue their investigations into the death of 19-year-old Kowshal Persaud whose body was found on the Arora Seashore where he went to have a picnic with friends on Saturday.


Initial reports said the young man who resided at Airy Hall Sands on the Essequibo Coast died from drowning following an outing with friends, however, relatives of the deceased suspect there is more to the teen’s death.


Speaking with the News Room on Sunday, August 14, 2016, commander of G Division, Kevin Adonis confirmed that the force received a report of the 19-year old’s death, however, he said investigators are awaiting the results of a post-mortem to determine whether or not fowl play was involved.


Meanwhile, the circumstances surrounding the teen’s death are not sitting well with relatives who told News Room that something seems amiss.


A brother of the dead teen, Anand Persaud recalled that on Saturday at about 9:30 hours his brother was picked up by a group of friends to go for a birthday picnic at the Arora Seawall on the Essequibo Coast.


He related that around 17:30 hours he received a telephone call informing him that something was wrong with his brother and he left to enquire.


Anand said when he arrived on the scene, he saw his brother lying on the seashore and was told that he has drowned.


His brother was then rushed to the Suddie Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.


The brother of the deceased pointed out that, ” the whole situation is funny to me and we waiting on the post-mortem examination.”


Kowshal Persaud was described as a friendly person although he loves to talk.


He recently completed one year of training at the Teachers Training College and was expecting to continue his studies in September to become a trained teacher.


Persaud left to mourn his mother, father, two other siblings and other relatives and friends.

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