Mentally unstable man beaten to death by BV villagers
-after cutlass attack on cop
A man, described as being of an unsound mind, was on Tuesday evening beaten to death by villagers at Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara, after he attacked a policeman with a cutlass.
Police yesterday identified the dead man as Jermaine Hamilton, 37, for whom no address was given.
In a statement, police said the police rank was walking along Canterbury Walk, at Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara, when he was attacked by Hamilton, who was armed with a cutlass and a knife.
“Residents responded and went to the assistance of the policeman during which the man received injuries,” police said, noting that he was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
A hospital official told this newspaper that the man appeared to have suffered fatal head injuries and abrasions about his chest and thighs.
Meanwhile when Stabroek News visited the area yesterday afternoon, villagers denied knowledge of the incident.
A group of persons, who denied knowledge of what occurred, identified a location where the incident may have happened.