Man beaten to death by brother died from shock, loss of blood


A post-mortem examination (PME) conducted on the body of 29-year-old Lakeram Dhurup of No. 72 Village, Upper Corentyne Berbice found that he died from severe loss of blood caused by a ruptured blood vessel in the head.

The PME report recorded his cause of death as “shock with cerebral, cerebellar haemorrhage and a ruptured aneurysm.”

The autopsy was conducted by the Government Pathologist Dr. Vivekanand Brijmohan on Tuesday.

Dhurup, a joiner by profession, was beaten to death by his now detained brother during an argument that turned physical on Sunday last.

Regional Commander Jairam Ramlakhan has since confirmed that the brother admitted to carrying out the brutal act and as such, following the PM report, efforts are being made to have the file on the murder investigation sent to Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

Police had reported that Dhurup and his brother were arguing over Dhurup’s girlfriend. At some point the argument escalated and the suspect armed himself with a large piece of wood and dealt Dhurup several blows about his head, back and hands.

The victim collapsed and the suspect tried to revive him by applying Limacol and water but to no avail. He was then taken to the Skeldon Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Initial information provided to the News Room by the wife of the suspect had stated that Dhurup reportedly fell, hit his head and died. However, investigations revealed otherwise.

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