Jib fisher died of fractured spine

A post-mortem examination has revealed that the young fisherman who was found dead at the Paradise Village, Essequibo Coast sea shore on Saturday died as a result of a fractured spine.

Crime Chief Seelall Persaud told Stabroek News that the pathologist has opined that the injury could have been sustained due to a fall. He said that it was based on the post-mortem results and the doctor’s conclusion that ranks returned to the scene to conduct further investigations.

Seelall Persaud said that from all indications, the dead man, 21-year-old Rajhu Persaud a/k Kishan of Jib Housing Scheme also on the Essequibo Coast was walking on a piece of wood which was placed across the sluice when he fell to the ground. He explained that the body was found just below the board.

Rajhu Persaud

Police had said in a press release that they were investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the fisherman whose body was found around 07:00 hrs with suspected marks of violence.

Persaud’s younger brother, Bisham, had told Stabroek News at their home that his elder brother had just slipped a movie into the DVD player the day before (last Friday) when he suddenly got up and left without saying anything. This was around 17:30 hrs, Bisham recalled, adding that Persaud never returned.

Persaud’s body, this newspaper was told, was discovered by cattle owner Talesh a/k “T” (only name given), who had gone to the seashore to tend to his animals that were grazing there.

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