Detainee injured in East R’veldt lock-ups

A detainee, who was arrested for allegedly threatening his father, had to be taken for medical treatment on Thursday after he sustained injury during his incarceration at the East Ruimveldt Police Outpost.

A source told Stabroek News that Denzil Kistoo, 37, of 203 Laing Avenue, had threatened his father and as result he was arrested and taken to outpost. It was related that Kistoo later began hitting his head against the walls of the cell.

He was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital. The man reportedly arrived in an unconscious state but appeared to be recuperating at the hospital. He is expected to appear before a court soon.

Another man, Zaharudeen Rozan, a minibus driver of Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara, recently died under similar circumstances whilst at the Parika lock-ups last month. He was arrested for allegedly damaging a neighbour’s fence and was placed in the lock-ups at the Parika Police Station, where police said he was banging his head against the concrete wall.

His family has since disputed the police’s claims and charged that marks of violence on his body raised more questions than answers.

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