Fishermen found dead in net at De Kinderen

Two fishermen were found dead in a canal in De Kinderen, West Coast Demerara yesterday morning; their bodies entangled in a fishing net.

Dead are Sahadeo Bhagwandat, 47, of Lot 8 Railway View Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara and Ramdeo Sijogie, 46, of Lot 188 West Meten-Meer-Zorg.

Their decomposing bodies were discovered around 7.30 am yesterday by villagers.

According to Bhagwandat’s wife Rajkumarie, “Friday he went and set the net and Saturday morning early he and Babi [Sijogie] left to go see if they catch anything.”

She said her husband was drunk when he left home on Saturday.

Sahadeo Bhagwandat
Sahadeo Bhagwandat

It was the last time she saw him alive. “He didn’t come home that day and Sunday my son and couple boys went looking for him. Then this morning [yesterday I went to Best [West Demerara Regional] Hospital and look around in the wards but we didn’t find him,” she said.

At this point, she said, she became worried because she knew her husband was an alcoholic and anything could have happened to him on the road.

“When I come home back people said they find him in a trench wrap up in the net under the bridge. The man that was looking after the koker said he tell them not to go because the water a pull hard but they still went.”

Bhagwandat leaves to mourn his wife and four children.

In a press release police said that their investigation is ongoing.


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