Body of Vreed-en-Hoop man pulled from trench

The lifeless body of a 36-year-old man was pulled out of a trench at Crane, West Coast Demerara and there are suspicions that he died by drowning.

Dead is Krishnadatt Chintamanee of Lot 17 New Road, Vreed-en-Hoop.

Police said in a release that an investigation had been launched into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death. The body was found around 9 am hours and a post-mortem examination will be performed shortly, the release added.

When this newspaper contacted the man’s distraught mother, Gangadai, she said that she last saw him around midday on Tuesday when he left to tend to his animals in the backdam. She stated that he left with a bucket of feed for the location which is accessed through Coghlan Dam.

The woman said that sometime yesterday morning, her daughter received the news and she went to the location where she saw his clothing and body.

Gangadai said that she did not visit the scene but was told that Chintamanee had drowned.

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