Body of Corentyne labourer pulled from canal


The remains of a Corentyne Labourer was pulled from a canal at the Follow-Up Backdam, at Port Mourant, Corentyne.

The body of the man later identified as 59-year old Jhabal Lutchena of King Street Williamsburg, Corentyne was discovered yesterday (Thursday, April 21, 2017) bleeding from his mouth and ear.

News Room understands that at about 5:30 hours on Thursday, Lutchena left his home to tend to cattle at the Port Mourant Backdam with his employer Kris Jagdeo and another employee.

News Room was told that during the trip, Lutchena was left at a gate in the Backdam while his employer and a colleague travelled further down the dam. However, when they returned, Lutchena could not be located, and a search was carried out.

Following the discovery, ranks were called to the scene, and they removed the body from the canal and made checks for marks of violence, but none were found.

According to a police source, Lutchena’s body was later found face down in a nearby canal, and upon checking, blood was seen oozing from his mouth and ear.

News Room was told that the body was then escorted to the Port Mourant Public where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Speaking with reporters at his home, Lutchena’s brother disclosed that he received the news about is brother’s death at about 7:30 hours and by the time he could have reached the scene, his brother’s body was already transported to the hospital.

He is awaiting the result of the post-mortem, he added.

Luchena has left to mourn two children.

His body is presently at the Ramoo’s funeral home awaiting a post mortem.

Investigations are ongoing.

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