Army probing beating of Charity teen

The Guyana Defence Force has launched an investigation into allegations by a 17-year-old Essequibo teen that he was mercilessly beaten by coast guards at Charity, Pomeroon last week.

“The matter is currently being investigated…once the group is found to be guilty of what the young man alleges, they will be disciplined accordingly,” Army Chief of Staff, Brigadier Mark Phillips told Stabroek News yesterday.

Dhanniram Rodrigues, a labourer of Charity Extension Housing Scheme, had told Stabroek News that last Monday he was badly beaten by a group of men who he said have since been identified as members of the Coast Guard.

Rodrigues sustained a gaping wound to his right hand and injuries to his head and other parts of his body. His family said that …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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