Family still waiting on DNA results for body found at Dantzig foreshore
Suraj Dhaneshwar, a father of one, fell overboard while fishing off the coast of Bath Settlement, Berbice on March 16 and on April 12, a badly decomposed body washed up at the Dantzig, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara foreshore.
Dhaneshwar’s family suspected it may be him but one month later, they are still waiting on the DNA results to confirm.
Relatives of the missing fisherman said they were told that they would have to wait approximately three weeks for the DNA test results and the body remains at the Bailey’s Funeral Home.
A relative, who did not wish to be named, spoke with the News Room on Friday and called for a thorough investigation to be done into the boating incident that caused Dhaneshwar to fall overboard.
“The body just there at the parlour wrapped up in cotton, so we don’t know exactly how this works and until the DNA is back, we don’t know what to do and who to turn to.
“We don’t want to go and put a body down, we want a proper investigation to know exactly happened,” the relative stated.
Meanwhile, Dhaneshwar’s mother, Chandrawattie said the situation has caused her much distress.
“Every minute I am crying, I cannot bear it, I need justice for my son,” the mother said.
When contacted, Regional Commander Kurleigh Simon told the News Room that since they sent the DNA test to Georgetown, no results have been forthcoming and he could not say when the results would be available.
In the meantime, the family waits with bated breath.
Dhaneshwar of Railway Line, Rosignol Village, West Coast Berbice fell overboard while fishing with his captain off the coast of Bath Settlement on March 16.
He was reportedly clinging to an icebox when the boat capsized.
Dhaneshwar, a father of a two-year-old boy, had been a fisherman for the past five years and previously worked as a fisherman in Suriname and at the Rosignol Fishing Complex.