No.76 man found dead on birthday

A man found dead on the No.68 Village, Corentyne road on Monday has been identified as cane harvester, Hemchand Singh of Lot 12 Dad Street , Princeton,  # 76 Corentyne, Berbice.

The man was yesterday identified by one of his family members at the Skeldon Hospital mortuary. Singh, 35, was also a carpenter.

When Stabroek News visited the man’s home yesterday, Singh’s sister –in-law Shameeza (only name given) related that Monday was Singh’s birthday, and he had left home around 5:30 pm and did not return.   She said for the whole of Tuesday she and neighbours searched for him. She  said  that whilst they were searching, residents in the area told of a man who was found on the # 68 public road.

Hemchand Singh
Hemchand Singh

They went  to the Skeldon Hospital on Tuesday night to check for the body but were told they had return yesterday  along with  a police officer.
She said when they checked yesterday morning they were able to identify the man as their relative.

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