Chinese businessman died from strangulation, asphyxiation

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A Post Mortem Examination (PME) performed on the body of the Chinese businessman who was found dead at his Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo home, revealed that he died from strangulation, cerebral hemorrhage and asphyxiation.

The PME was performed by Dr Nehaul Singh at the Ezekiel Funeral Parlour on the West Coast of Demerara.

Liyan Jiang, 44, who operated the Paradise Chinese Restaurant on the lower flat of the house, was found bound and gagged in his bathroom on August 10, 2017. News Room had reported that the suspects gained entry from a bathroom window; they broke the glass window and removed the grill. While no blood was found at the scene, multiple marks of violence was found on the man’s body and face, which indicated that he was badly beaten.

The businessman recently moved to the area from Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara; his wife resides in Soesdyke where she operates another Chinese restaurant. He leaves to mourn his wife and two young boys.

According to reports, the man’s wife asked a friend to check on her husband, since he didn’t answer the phone. The friend turned up at the house and found the lights on and the door ajar. The friend called out for the businessman but got no response. The friend suspected that something was wrong and went to the police outpost.

The man’s body was discovered by the police. News Room understands that businessman was playing games with friends online around 03:00 hrs Thursday morning when he told them to “hold on.”

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