Suicide at Brickdam Police Station: police releases details


The 49-year-old woman who took her life at the Brickdam Police Station in Georgetown on Monday morning had domestic issues with her husband, according to the Guyana Police Force.

As a matter of fact, Trudy DeHaarte, of Haslington, East Coast Demerara, had a confrontation with her husband – a taxi driver – and her son at Camp and Regent Streets in front of the City Mall just a few minutes before the dreadful incident took place.

According to a detailed press release from Police Headquarters, DeHaarte, an Animal Inspector of the Guyana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, took an object which was wrapped in a yellow cloth and hit her husband’s motorcar.

The man then drove to the Brickdam Police Station and DeHaarte followed him.

The man, while waiting to make a report, saw DeHaarte standing in front of the station and pointed her out to the rank who was performing duties at the entrance of the compound; she was then escorted to the enquiries office.

Upon her arrival there, the woman said to her husband “this is what you want” before she took her own life.

She was pronounced dead at the scene by Government Medical Officer Dr Narine.

“The woman, up to the time of her death, was receiving treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital Psychiatric clinic,” the police said.

The police also noted that the husband had moved out from their home about one week ago and began living with his father at Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara.

DeHaarte’s body is at the Memorial Gardens Funeral Parlour awaiting an autopsy.

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