No. 61 labourer found dead in trench; may have had a fit

The body of a labourer, who went missing on Tuesday was yesterday pulled from a canal in the backlands of Number 61 Village during the mid-morning hours.

Jugram ‘Bull Boy’ Oudit of Number 62 Village, Corentyne, Berbice went missing on Tuesday and a search was launched. Oudit was found floating face down in a canal close to a rice field.

He had worked as a labourer on a rice farm.

An aunt told this publication that when Oudit’s fellow workers left the backlands on Tuesday they did not notice him and thought that he had gone home early.

She said that after he did not return home on Tuesday night, she raised an alarm. However, the inclement weather made searching impossible on Tuesday night.

Yesterday morning, Stabroek News was told, a search of the backlands turned up Oudit’s backpack and tools at the side of the trench.

Upon closer inspection, his body was found in the same trench.

According to the aunt, even though her nephew’s face was disfigured, he was positively identified by his brother from the clothing he was wearing. It is unclear how Oudit met his demise but it is speculated that he may have had an epileptic attack; he had been prone to such attacks.

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