Labourer, 65, allegedly drowns in drain at Grove


Goolcharran Shivcharran, a 65-year-old labourer of Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara, allegedly drowned earlier on Monday.

A statement from Police Headquarters noted that the incident occurred sometime between 08:00 and 13:30 hrs.

Shivcharran, an alcoholic, resided with his 60-year-old wife. The man’s 39-year-old son-in-law said that around 13:30 hrs, he was at home when he was informed by a neighbour via cellular phone that his father-in-law was seen motionless in a nearby drain.

No marks of violence were seen on the exposed parts of his body. Goolcharran was escorted to the Diamond Hospital, where the body was pronounced dead on arrival. The body is at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.

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