Fmr. GDF rank beaten to death by residents after attempting to rob businesswoman


A 22-year-old former member of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) died at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre on Tuesday hours after he was beaten by residents of Silver Hill Soesdyke/Linden Highway following reports that he attempted to rob a female shopkeeper.

Police Headquarters revealed that Daniel Jermaine Forde of ‘B’ Field Sophia, Georgetown died at around 01:40hrs.

It was revealed that the 36-year-old shopkeeper was operating her business when Forde invaded the shop armed with a cutlass and demanded money.

Police said the woman raised an alarm during which Forde began to chop at the grill on the shop and damaged a flat-screen television.

Residents heard the screaming and flocked the shop; they managed to unarm the young man and beat him before handing him over to the Police.

A photo sent to the News Room shows that residents tied pieces of wood to the body of the young man and then stuffed him inside a tyre. The photo shows Forde in a bloodied state with obvious injuries to the head.

Residents found a document from the GDF in Forde’s pocket dated 2018 which revealed that he went absent without leave in August 2015 and was discharged from the Force in November 2017.

Police Headquarters said that Forde was escorted by ranks to the hospital.

No one has been arrested as yet as Police investigations continue

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