Murder accused dies after beating at Lusignan prison


Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the murder of 30-year-old Shaheed Ali of Albouystown, Georgetown, who was reportedly beaten by prisoners in Bay 1 of the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara.

Police Headquarters revealed that Ali died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Friday night hours after undergoing surgery for a fractured skull.

News Room understands that Ali was beaten on April 2 and was a patient at the hospital up until his death Friday night.

His body is at the hospital mortuary awaiting a Post Mortem Examination (PME).

Ali was on remand for a murder committed in 2014 in Albouystown.

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