BK driver strangled to death in Mazaruni River – autopsy reveals


A 69-year-old driver employed with BK Quarries was strangled to death sometime between 18:00hrs on Wednesday and 07:30hrs on Thursday.

Dead is Pitamber Sharma of Independence Street, La Grange, West Bank Demerara.

Police Headquarters reported that on Wednesday at about 14:30hrs, Sharma arrived at BK Quarries in the Mazaruni River; he was assigned a living quarter in the compound and was last seen alive at about 18:00hrs.

The next morning, Sharma’s body was found floating in the Mazaruni River by a security guard. Police said he was found within the vicinity of the security base.

The police initially reported that no marks of violence were observed on the body but a post mortem on Friday revealed that the man died by manual strangulation.


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