Region Five REO wants probe of son’s death

Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region 5, Ashford Ambedkar is calling for an inquiry into the accident at Cotton Tree, West Coast Berbice on Wednesday night which claimed the life of his son.

Donald Ambedkar, 31, of Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara was killed when his Toyota Carina AT 212 motorcar PRR 6417 collided with a canter truck GHH 7950 at D’ Edward, West Coast Berbice around 10:30 pm.

The grieving father said the canter which was transporting two police ranks was hit to the front while his son’s car was hit mostly on the side.

Donald Ambedkar
Donald Ambedkar

Further, he said his son had received his salary that day and had about $200,000 in his possession. He said the money along with his son’s iPhone cannot be accounted for.

Ambedkar also alleged that based on “checks” with persons at the scene, the police were the ones who were consuming alcohol. He also lamented that no breathalyser tests were done on the ranks who sought treatment at a private doctor for their minor injuries.

However, a police source denied that the officers were consuming alcohol and lamented that they had only asked the driver of the canter for a ride to the Fort Wellington Station.

The REO is desperately searching for answers and called for an inquiry into the accident so his doubts can be cleared up.

Ambedkar sustained injuries to his head and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Fort Wellington Hospital. His friend, Sookdeo ‘Roy’ Sahadeo of Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice was treated and immediately transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit. His condition is said to be improving.



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